Little Stretton Halt railway station

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Little Stretton
Location
Place Little Stretton
Area Shropshire
Coordinates 52°31′19″N 2°49′05″W / 52.522°N 2.818°W / 52.522; -2.818Coordinates: 52°31′19″N 2°49′05″W / 52.522°N 2.818°W / 52.522; -2.818
Grid reference SO446919
Operations
Original company Shrewsbury and Hereford Joint Railway
Post-grouping Shrewsbury and Hereford Joint Railway
Platforms 2
History
18 April 1935 Station opened
4 January 1943 Station closed
6 May 1946 Station reopened
9 June 1958 Station closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Little Stretton Halt was a minor railway station on the Welsh Marches Line between Craven Arms and Church Stretton in Shropshire, England.

History[edit]

Opened by the independent Shrewsbury and Hereford Railway in 1852–53, the line through Little Stretton became the joint property of the Great Western Railway and the London and North Western Railway (LNWR) in 1870; the LNWR interest passed to the London, Midland and Scottish Railway during the Grouping of 1923.[1] Little Stretton Halt was opened on that line on 18 April 1935; it closed temporarily between 4 January 1943 and 6 May 1946.[2] The line then passed on to the London Midland Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948. The station was closed by the British Transport Commission on 9 June 1958.[2]


Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Marshbrook
Line open, station closed
  Shrewsbury and Hereford Railway   Church Stretton
Line and station open

The site today[edit]

Trains continue to run on the Welsh Marches Line. Nothing remains of the halt. The nearest station to Little Stretton is now at Church Stretton, a mile to the north.

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Awdry 1990, pp. 235–6
  2. ^ a b Butt 1995, p. 144

References[edit]