Middleton Towers railway station
Middleton Towers railway station in 1972, four years after closure
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Eastern Region of British Railways
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|1968||Closed to passengers|
|Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom|
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The Lynn & Dereham Railway Bill received the Royal Assent on 21 July 1845. The line and its railway stations were opened on 27 October 1846 as far as Narborough. Middleton railway station opened with the line and was situated south-east of Lynn station and north-west of East Winch. While the line was still being built the Lynn & Dereham was taken over by the East Anglian Railway on 22 July 1847. The line reached Swaffham on 10 August 1847.
After a large housing development was completed in Leziate in 1990, the line between Middleton Towers and King's Lynn was considered for restoration as a passenger route. With the electrification of the main line between Cambridge and King's Lynn the provision of rolling stock was a major issue.
The railway between the station and King's Lynn remains in use as a goods line, and the station has been the destination of a number of charter trains. A sand loading silo has been constructed on the former main line to Swaffham east of the station.
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Line closed, station open
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Lynn and Dereham Railway
Line and station closed
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