Knowlton railway station

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Knowlton Halt
Location
Place Knowlton
Area Dover (district)
Grid reference TR288523
Operations
Pre-grouping East Kent Light Railway
Platforms 1
History
16 October 1916 Opened
1 November 1948 Closed for passengers
31 October 1949[1] closed completely
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
A B C D–F G H–J K–L M–O P–R S T–V W–Z
170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal

Knowlton was a halt on the East Kent Light Railway. It opened on 16 October 1916 as Tilmanstone Village but was renamed the following year. It closed to passenger traffic after the last train on 30 October 1948.[2] After closure the platform was demolished and the area landscaped into a field. As at December 2011 the shallow cutting along which the railway ran at this site is still visible.

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Tilmanstone Colliery Halt   16 October 1916 to
1925
East Kent Light Railway
  Eastry
Elvington   12 April 1925 to
31 December 1947
East Kent Light Railway
  Eastry South
Elvington   1 January 1948 to
30 October 1948
Southern Region
  Eastry South

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.disused-stations.org.uk/k/knowlton_halt/index.shtml
  2. ^ Vic Mitchell, Keith Smith (1989). The East Kent Light Railway. Midhurst, Sussex, UK: Middleton Press. ISBN 0-906520-61-4. 

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Coordinates: 51°13′26″N 1°16′33″E / 51.22389°N 1.27583°E / 51.22389; 1.27583