Lubenham railway station

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Lubenham
Location
Place Lubenham
Area Leicestershire
Operations
Original company London and North Western Railway
Post-grouping London, Midland and Scottish Railway
History
1 May 1850 Station opens
6 June 1966 Station closes[1]
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal

Lubenham railway station was a railway station serving Lubenham in the English county of Leicestershire. It was opened on the Rugby and Stamford Railway in 1850.

History[edit]

Parliamentary approval was gained in 1846 by the directors of the London and Birmingham Railway for a branch from Rugby to the Syston and Peterborough Railway near Stamford. [2] In the same year the company became part of the London and North Western Railway. The section from Rugby to Market Harborough, which included Lubenham, opened in 1850. Originally single track, it was doubled at the end of 1878.[3]

At grouping in 1923 it became part of the London Midland and Scottish Railway. The line and station closed in 1966.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Butt, R.V.J., (1995) The Directory of Railway Stations, Yeovil: Patrick Stephens
  2. ^ http://archivesunlocked.warwickshire.gov.uk/dserve.exe?dsqIni=Dserve.ini&dsqApp=Archive&dsqDb=Catalog&dsqCmd=Show.tcl&dsqSearch=(RefNo=='01510/1/3/1/6')
  3. ^ Preston Hendry, R., Powell Hendry, R., (1982) An historical survey of selected LMS stations : layouts and illustrations. Vol. 1 Oxford Publishing

Coordinates: 52°28′39″N 0°58′17″W / 52.4774°N 0.9714°W / 52.4774; -0.9714