Norton (Cheshire) railway station

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Norton (Cheshire)
Location
Area Halton
Coordinates 53°19′46″N 2°39′50″W / 53.3295°N 2.6638°W / 53.3295; -2.6638Coordinates: 53°19′46″N 2°39′50″W / 53.3295°N 2.6638°W / 53.3295; -2.6638
Grid reference SJ559815
Operations
Original company Birkenhead, Lancashire and Cheshire Junction Railway
Pre-grouping Birkenhead Joint Railway
Post-grouping Birkenhead Joint Railway
Platforms 2
History
18 December 1850 (1850-12-18) Opened as Norton
1926 Renamed Norton (Cheshire)
1 September 1952 (1952-09-01) Closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal

Norton railway station was a station near Norton, a village to the east of Runcorn, Cheshire, England.[1][2] It was located just north of the 1.25 mile (2km) Sutton Tunnel and was built as a result of the recommendations of a Board of Trade enquiry into a fatal accident in the tunnel the previous year.

It was opened by the Birkenhead, Lancashire & Cheshire Joint Railway company on 18 December 1850; originally named Norton, it was renamed Norton (Cheshire) in 1926; and it was closed to passenger traffic by the British Transport Commission on 1 September 1952.[3] Most of the station has since been demolished, but the old station house remains in use as a private dwelling and there is a signal box nearby that still bears this name. A new station, known as Runcorn East was opened a few metres south of the original site in October 1983 to serve the southern end of Runcorn new town.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Subterranea Britannica: SB-Sites:Norton Station
  2. ^ British Railways Atlas.1947. p.20
  3. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 174. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 

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Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Runcorn East   Birkenhead Joint Railway   Daresbury