Middleton Towers railway station

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Middleton Towers
Middleton Towers station, 1972.jpg
Middleton Towers railway station in 1972, four years after closure
Place Middleton
Area Norfolk
Pre-grouping Great Eastern Railway
Post-grouping London and North Eastern Railway
Eastern Region of British Railways
Platforms 2
27 October 1846 Opened
1968 Closed to passengers
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal

Middleton Towers railway station was a station in Middleton, Norfolk.[1] It was on the line between Swaffham and King's Lynn, and closed along with the rest of the line in 1968.


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.[2]

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.[3]

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.

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
King's Lynn
Line closed, station open
  Great Eastern Railway
Lynn and Dereham Railway
  East Winch
Line and station closed


  1. ^ British Railways Atlas.1947. p.17
  2. ^ CJ Allen and RVJ Butt[full citation needed]
  3. ^ "Around the regions". Rail (132): 20. 4–17 October, 1990.  Check date values in: |date= (help)

External links[edit]

Media related to Middleton Towers railway station at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 52°44′01″N 0°28′17″E / 52.7336°N 0.4715°E / 52.7336; 0.4715