Gedling and Carlton railway station

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Gedling & Carlton
Location
Place Carlton
Area Gedling
Operations
Original company Great Northern Railway
Post-grouping London and North Eastern Railway
London Midland Region of British Railways
Platforms 2
History
1 February 1876[1] Opened
4 April 1960[2] Closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Gedling and Carlton railway station was a former railway station built to serve the villages of Gedling and Carlton in Nottinghamshire. It was opened by the Great Northern Railway (Great Britain) on its Derbyshire Extension in 1875–6 and closed in 1960.

History[edit]

It was on the climb from the junction at Colwick with the Ambergate, Nottingham, Boston and Eastern Junction Railway into Nottingham London Road.[3]

From Gedling and Carlton, the line climbed through Mapperley Tunnel between the Trent and Leen valleys, reaching the first summit of the line at Arno Vale.

Mapperley Tunnel was extremely unstable due to mining subsidence and the heavy traffic through it. In 1925 part of the roof collapsed, blocking the line, and this was part of the reason that this section of line closed prematurely.[4]

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Nottingham London
Road Low Level
  London Midland Region of British Railways
GNR Derbyshire and Staffordshire Extension
  Daybrook

Present day[edit]

The original station building is currently a youth hostel.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Sparkford: Patrick Stephens. p. 102. ISBN 1-85260-508-1.
  2. ^ Clinker, C.R. (October 1978). Clinker's Register of Closed Passenger Stations and Goods Depots in England, Scotland and Wales 1830–1977. Bristol: Avon-AngliA Publications & Services. p. 51. ISBN 0-905466-19-5. 
  3. ^ Higginson, M., (1989). The Friargate Line: Derby and the Great Northern Railway. Derby: Golden Pingle Publishing.
  4. ^ Anderson, P.H., (2nd ed, 1985). Forgotten Railways, Vol. 2: The East Midlands, Newton Abbot: David and Charles.

Coordinates: 52°58′29″N 1°04′27″W / 52.9747°N 1.0742°W / 52.9747; -1.0742