Norton (Cheshire) railway station
|Original company||Birkenhead, Lancashire and Cheshire Junction Railway|
|Pre-grouping||Birkenhead Joint Railway|
|Post-grouping||Birkenhead Joint Railway|
|18 December 1850||Opened as Norton|
|1926||Renamed Norton (Cheshire)|
|1 September 1952||Closed|
|Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom|
|Closed railway stations in Britain
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Norton railway station was a station near Norton, a village to the east of Runcorn, Cheshire, England. 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. 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.
- Mitchell, Vic; Smith, Keith (2013). Chester to Warrington. West Sussex: Middleton Press. figs. 75-76. ISBN 9781908174406. OCLC 910526793.
|Preceding station||Historical railways||Following station|
|Runcorn East||Birkenhead Joint Railway||Daresbury|
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