Marton (Warwicks) railway station

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Marton
SiteOfFormerRailwayStationAtMartonWarwickshire.jpg
Site of the former station at Marton, Warwickshire, in January 2010
Location
Place Marton
Area Rugby
Coordinates 52°18′32″N 1°23′45″W / 52.30893°N 1.39572°W / 52.30893; -1.39572Coordinates: 52°18′32″N 1°23′45″W / 52.30893°N 1.39572°W / 52.30893; -1.39572
Grid reference SP412680
Operations
Original company LNWR
Post-grouping London, Midland and Scottish Railway
Platforms 2
History
1 March 1851 Station opens
1 July 1853 Name changed to Marton for Southam[1]
October 1860 Name changed back to Marton
15 June 1959 Station closes for passengers[2]
3 July 1961 Station closes for 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
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Marton railway station was a railway station serving Marton in the English county of Warwickshire on the Rugby to Leamington line.

Among the many schemes to build a line between Rugby and Leamington was one by the Rugby, Leamington and Warwick Railway Company. This later became known as the Rugby and Leamington Railway and received royal assent on 13 August 1846. The undertaking was sold to the London and North Western Railway on 17 November 1846 and the line opened on 1 March 1851.

Marton station was situated half-a-mile south of the village it served on the road to Long Itchington (now the A423). The brick-built station buildings were on the Down (Leamington-bound) side of the line.

Marton station closed to passenger traffic on 15 June 1959 and closed to freight in July 1961.

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Birdingbury   London and North Western Railway
Leamington to Rugby line
  Leamington Spa

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.warwickshirerailways.com/lms/marton_station.htm
  2. ^ Butt, R.V.J., (1995) The Directory of Railway Stations, Yeovil: Patrick Stephens

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