Long Melford railway station

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Long Melford
Former Station, Long Melford - geograph.org.uk - 446672.jpg
Long Melford railway station in 2007
Location
Place Long Melford
Area Suffolk
Operations
Pre-grouping Great Eastern Railway
Post-grouping London and North Eastern Railway
Platforms 2
History
9 Aug 1865[1] Station opened as Melford
1 Feb 1884 Station renamed Long Melford
6 Mar 1967 Station 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

Long Melford railway station is a disused railway station in Long Melford, Suffolk, England. It opened in 1865, as "Melford", and was renamed Long Melford in 1884. The station was part of the Stour Valley Line, operated by the Eastern Counties Railway, and served trains between Sudbury and Cambridge, as well as the branch line between Sudbury and Bury St Edmunds. Services over the latter route ended in 1961 and the line was closed in March 1967, following the Beeching Axe - the station building is now a private residence.

A proposal to extend services by building a light railway between Long Melford and Hadleigh was reported in the Haverhill Echo[2] on 10 March 1900, but this wasn't built.

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Glemsford   Stour Valley Railway   Sudbury
Terminus   Long Melford-Bury St Edmunds Branch   Lavenham

References[edit]

  1. ^ Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199. 
  2. ^ http://www.foxearth.org.uk/1900-1903HaverhillEcho.html

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Coordinates: 52°03′58″N 0°42′39″E / 52.0660°N 0.7109°E / 52.0660; 0.7109