Market Street Halt railway station

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Market Street Halt
Halt site in 2018.jpg
Site of Market Street Halt
LocationKidsgrove, Staffordshire, Newcastle-Under-Lyme
Coordinates53°05′11″N 2°14′15″W / 53.0864°N 2.2374°W / 53.0864; -2.2374Coordinates: 53°05′11″N 2°14′15″W / 53.0864°N 2.2374°W / 53.0864; -2.2374
Grid referenceSJ842543
Other information
Original companyNorth Staffordshire Railway
Post-groupingLondon, Midland and Scottish Railway
London Midland Region of British Railways
Key dates
1 July 1909Opened[1]
25 September 1950Closed[1]

Market Street Halt was a halt that served the town of Kidsgrove, Staffordshire, England. It was opened in 1909 and located on the Potteries Loop Line.[2] At first it was used by trains in both directions but was later served only by northbound trains due to the severe gradient, being a 1 in 40 climb southbound.[2]

Although only a halt, it had a considerable length of platform and modest wooden buildings, plus an old NSR carriage used as a waiting room.[3]

The halt closed in 1950 and the trackbed is now part of the Potteries Greenway.[4]


  1. ^ a b Quick, Michael (2009) [2001]. Railway passenger stations in Great Britain: a chronology (4th ed.). Oxford: Railway & Canal Historical Society. p. 231. ISBN 978-0-901461-57-5. OCLC 612226077.
  2. ^ a b Christiansen, Rex; Miller, R. W. (1971). The North Staffordshire Railway. David & Charles. p. 124. ISBN 0-7153-5121-4.
  3. ^ Jeuda, Basil (1986). Memories of the North Staffordshire Railway. Chester: Cheshire Libraries. p. 62. ISBN 0-904532-21-6.
  4. ^ Ballantyne, Hugh (2005). British Railways Past & Present: North Staffordshire and the Trent Valley. Past & Present Publishing Ltd. ISBN 1-85895-204-2.
Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Line and station closed
North Staffordshire Railway
Line and station closed