Leiston railway station

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Leiston
Leiston Railway Station - geograph.org.uk - 1773867.jpg
Leiston railway station in 2010
Location
Place East Anglia
Area Suffolk
Coordinates 52°12′36″N 1°34′26″E / 52.2100°N 1.5740°E / 52.2100; 1.5740Coordinates: 52°12′36″N 1°34′26″E / 52.2100°N 1.5740°E / 52.2100; 1.5740
Operations
Original company East Suffolk Railway
Post-grouping London and North Eastern Railway
Platforms 1
History
1859 opened
12 September 1966 closed
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

Leiston railway station was a station in Leiston, Suffolk. It was opened in 1859 by the East Suffolk Railway and later became part of the Great Eastern Railway on its 8.5 miles (13.7 km) branch line from Saxmundham to Aldeburgh. It was closed in 1966 as part of the Beeching Axe as much of the British rural rail network was cut back. Today the old station survives intact, as the line is still used to service the nearby nuclear power station at Sizewell.[1]

History[edit]

Passenger services lasted up until 1966 when the line closed to passengers. In August 1967, the track between Aldeburgh and Sizewell siding was taken up using steam cranes. By 1969, all that remained was one single line to Sizewell. In 2005, The line through the station was used for staff road training.



Former Services
Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Saxmundham   Great Eastern Railway
Aldeburgh Branch Line
  Thorpeness

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Disused Stations". Subterranea Britannica.  SB-Sites: Leiston Station