Market Street Halt railway station

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Market Street Halt
Halt site in 2018.jpg
Site of Market Street Halt
LocationKidsgrove, Staffordshire, Newcastle-Under-Lyme
England
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
Platforms1
Other information
StatusDisused
History
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]

References[edit]

  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