Elford railway station

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Elford
Location
Place Elford
Area Lichfield
Coordinates 52°41′45″N 1°42′21″W / 52.6959°N 1.7058°W / 52.6959; -1.7058Coordinates: 52°41′45″N 1°42′21″W / 52.6959°N 1.7058°W / 52.6959; -1.7058
Grid reference SK199109
Operations
Original company Midland Railway
Pre-grouping Midland Railway
Post-grouping London, Midland and Scottish Railway
Platforms 2
History
1 July 1850 Station opens as Haselour
1 November 1855 renamed Haselour and Elford
1 September 1864 renamed Elford and Haselour
1 April 1904 renamed Haselour
5 May 1914 renamed Elford
31 March 1952 Station closes[1]
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Elford railway station was a railway station serving the village of Elford and the manor of Haselour Hall in Staffordshire, opened by the Midland Railway in 1850.

It was between Tamworth and Burton upon Trent on the line originally built by the Birmingham and Derby Junction Railway.

Originally, it was called Haselour and later either Elford and Haselour or Haselour and Elford.

It had two platforms on either side of the double track with conventional Midland buildings.

It closed in 1952 but reopened for transporting goods in 1954 through 1973.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Butt, R.V.J., (1995) The Directory of Railway Stations, Yeovil: Patrick Stephens
  2. ^ Pixton, B., (2005) Birmingham-Derby: Portrait of a Famous Route, Runpast Publishing