East Leake railway station

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East Leake
East leake.jpg
A train of empty gypsum containers passes through the disused East Leake station
Location
Place East Leake
Area Rushcliffe
Coordinates 52°49′52″N 1°11′24″W / 52.8311°N 1.19°W / 52.8311; -1.19Coordinates: 52°49′52″N 1°11′24″W / 52.8311°N 1.19°W / 52.8311; -1.19
Operations
Original company Great Central Railway
Pre-grouping Great Central Railway
Post-grouping London and North Eastern Railway
British Railways
Platforms 2
History
15 March 1899 opened
5 May 1969 closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal

East Leake railway station[1] is a former railway station serving East Leake, Nottinghamshire and is the only surviving Great Central Railway station accessed from an underbridge rather than an overbridge. The station opened on 15 March 1899 and closed on 5 May 1969. The Great Central Railway (Nottingham) passes through but the station has not reopened mainly due to lack of car parking, and with the station entrance being directly onto the road under the bridge, safety concerns were also a factor. A small goods siding[1] next to the station was redeveloped in the 1990s. The station buildings have been demolished, with the rubble used to fill in the area from the road entrance to the platform. The island platform remains in situ and could still be used if required. Rushcliffe Halt is nearby.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b The Great Central - Then and Now ISBN 0-7153-9326-X page 88
Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Loughborough Central
Line closed, station open
  Great Central Railway
London Extension
  Rushcliffe Halt
Line and station closed
Heritage Railways  Proposed Heritage railways
Loughborough Central
Line closed, station open
  Great Central Heritage Railway   Rushcliffe Halt
Line and station closed