Kirkby-in-Ashfield Central railway station

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Kirkby-in-Ashfield Central
Place Kirkby-in-Ashfield
Area Ashfield
Coordinates 53°06′01″N 1°15′46″W / 53.1003°N 1.2629°W / 53.1003; -1.2629Coordinates: 53°06′01″N 1°15′46″W / 53.1003°N 1.2629°W / 53.1003; -1.2629
Grid reference SK494561
Original company Mansfield Railway
Pre-grouping Mansfield Railway
Post-grouping LNER
British Railways
Platforms 2
2 April 1917 Opened[1]
6 January 1956 Closed to timetabled passenger traffic and to goods
8 September 1956 Closed to timetabled summer Saturday holiday trains
September 1962 Seasonal excursions ended
7 January 1968 Line through station closed[2]
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Kirkby-in-Ashfield Central was a railway station situated to the south west of Mansfield, Nottinghamshire.


This article concerns the closed and demolished former Mansfield Railway station. Articles about Kirkby's other historical stations have yet to be written. Kirkby's modern-day Robin Hood Line station can be found at Kirkby-in-Ashfield railway station.


The station was opened in 1917 by the Mansfield Railway along with Mansfield Central and Sutton-in-Ashfield Central. The line, including its stations, was worked by the Great Central Railway and became part of the LNER in 1923 and subsequently British Railways in 1948.

The station was conventional and spacious.[3][4]

Most passenger services plied between Nottingham Victoria and Mansfield Central, with some extending to Edwinstowe[5][6] and Ollerton.[7]

Goods and timetabled passenger services ceased on 3 January 1956, though Summer weekend excursion traffic to Scarborough, Cleethorpes, Skegness and Mablethorpe continued until 1962.

The line through the station was closed on 7 January 1968 and subsequently lifted.

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Sutton-in-Ashfield Central   Great Central Railway
Mansfield Railway
  Hucknall Town



  1. ^ Dow 1971, p. 296.
  2. ^ Anderson & Cupit 2000, pp. 67-8.
  3. ^ Anderson & Cupit 2000, p. 69.
  4. ^ Booth 2011, p. 33.
  5. ^ Cupit 1956, p. 60.
  6. ^ Lund 1999, p. 21.
  7. ^ Bradshaw 1985, p. 701.


  • Anderson, Paul; Cupit, Jack (2000). An Illustrated History of Mansfield's Railways. Clophill: Irwell Press. ISBN 1-903266-15-7. 
  • Booth, Chris (December 2011). Gellatly, Bob, ed. "Signalling on the Mansfield Railway-Part 1". Forward. North Anston, Sheffield: Bob Gellatly for the Great Central Railway Society. 170. ISSN 0141-4488. 
  • Bradshaw, George (1985) [1922]. July 1922 Railway Guide. Newton Abbott: David & Charles. 
  • Cupit, Jack (February 1956). Allen, G. Freeman, ed. "The end of Passenger Services on the Mansfield Railway". Trains Illustrated. Hampton Court, Surrey: Ian Allan Ltd. IX, No. 2. 
  • Dow, George (1971) [1965]. Great Central, Volume 3. London: Ian Allan. ISBN 0 7110 0263 0. 
  • Lund, Brian (1999) [1991]. Nottinghamshire Railway Stations on old picture postcards. Keyworth, Nottingham: Reflections of a Bygone Age. ISBN 0 946245 36 3. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Howard Anderson, P. (1973). Forgotten Railways: The East Midlands. Newton Abbott: David & Charles. ISBN 0 7153 6094 9. 

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