Moira (Leicestershire) railway station

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Moira
De-railed - geograph.org.uk - 478761.jpg
Moira railway station in 2007
Location
Place Moira, Leicestershire
Area North West Leicestershire
Coordinates 52°44′17″N 1°31′55″W / 52.738°N 1.532°W / 52.738; -1.532Coordinates: 52°44′17″N 1°31′55″W / 52.738°N 1.532°W / 52.738; -1.532
Grid reference SK317157
Operations
Pre-grouping Midland Railway
Post-grouping London Midland and Scottish Railway
Platforms 2
History
1849 opened
1964 closed
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

Moira railway station was a railway station at Moira, Leicestershire on the Leicester to Burton upon Trent Line. The line was built for the Midland Railway and opened in 1849. Moira station was closed in 1964 but the line remains open for freight traffic.

The former station building can be seen at the end of Station Drive, Moira, just off the main Ashby Road. The former station is also reflected in the name of the village pub, the Railway Inn.

In the 1990s BR planned to restore passenger services to the line as the second phase of its Ivanhoe Line project. However, after the privatisation of British Rail in 1995 this phase of the project was discontinued. In 2009 the Association of Train Operating Companies published a £49 million proposal to restore passenger services to the line that would include reopening a station at Moira.[1]

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Ashby de la Zouch
Line open, station closed
  Midland Railway
Leicester to Burton upon Trent Line
  Gresley
Station closed, line open
Worthington
Line and station closed
    Woodville
Line and station closed

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Connecting Communities - expanding access to the rail network" (PDF). London: Association of Train Operating Companies. June 2009. p. 19. Archived from the original (pdf) on 29 July 2013. Retrieved 20 February 2015.