Marston Gate railway station

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Marston Gate
Location
PlaceLong Marston
AreaDacorum
Operations
Original companyLondon and Birmingham Railway (Aylesbury)
Pre-groupingLondon and North Western Railway
Post-groupingLondon Midland and Scottish Railway
London Midland Region of British Railways
Platforms1
History
1860First station opens
2 February 1953Closed to passengers
2 December 1963Closed to freight
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

Marston Gate Railway station was a station on the London and North Western Railway - Aylesbury Branch serving the nearby village of Long Marston, Hertfordshire. The station was the only intermediate stop on the line, which ran to Cheddington where it met with the main line.

History[edit]

The main use of Marston Gate was for transportation of Milk, Cattle and Manure, and it was recorded that in the early 1900s around 50 milk churns were loaded at this station every day - heading for the Nestlé factory in Aylesbury. Fruit from the orchards in the local area was also transported from the station.

The station saw passenger use from its opening until 1953 when a bus service was introduced and took over from the line, although it was still used for rail freight.

Routes[edit]

The trains calling at this station would go to Cheddington or Aylesbury

A 1911 Railway Clearing House map of railways in the vicinity of Aylesbury


Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Cheddington   London and North Western Railway
Aylesbury Branch
  Aylesbury High Street

Today[edit]

As of December 2018, the station house is still in existence - albeit rebuilt and for use as a private house.

References[edit]

Sources[edit]

Coordinates: 51°50′31″N 0°42′56″W / 51.841860°N 0.715668°W / 51.841860; -0.715668