Littleton and Badsey railway station

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Littleton and Badsey
Location
Place South Littleton
Area Wychavon
Coordinates 52°06′09″N 1°53′36″W / 52.1024°N 1.8934°W / 52.1024; -1.8934Coordinates: 52°06′09″N 1°53′36″W / 52.1024°N 1.8934°W / 52.1024; -1.8934
Grid reference SP073448
Operations
Original company Oxford, Worcester and Wolverhampton Railway
Pre-grouping Great Western Railway
Post-grouping Great Western Railway
Platforms 2
History
4 June 1853 (1853-06-04) Station opened
3 January 1966 (1966-01-03) Station closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal

Littleton and Badsey railway station was a station on the Great Western Railway's Oxford, Worcester and Wolverhampton line, near the town of Evesham, Worcestershire in England. It served the villages of Badsey, South Littleton, Middle Littleton and North Littleton.

The station was opened by the Oxford, Worcester and Wolverhampton Railway on 4 June 1853.[1] The 1963 report The Reshaping of British Railways listed the station for closure, and British Railways closed the station on 3 January 1966.[1]

A 1904 Railway Clearing House Junction Diagram showing (centre) railways in the vicinity of Littleton and Badsey

Littleton and Badsey was one of the stations Flanders and Swann mentioned in song Slow Train, which was written in response to The Reshaping of British Railways and released in 1964.

Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Honeybourne
Line and station open
  Great Western Railway
Oxford, Worcester and Wolverhampton Railway
  Evesham
Line and station open

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 144. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 

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