Pinxton South railway station

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Pinxton South
Location
PlaceSelston
AreaAshfield
Operations
Original companyGreat Northern Railway
Post-groupingLondon and North Eastern Railway
History
1 August 1876Station opens as Pinxton
(Pinxton for South Normanton in some timetables)
January 1954renamed Pinxton South
7 January 1963Station closes[1]
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Pinxton South railway station was a former railway station that served Pinxton, Derbyshire; the station site lies within the parish of Selston, Nottinghamshire. It was opened by the Great Northern Railway (Great Britain) as "Pinxton" on its Derbyshire Extension in 1875-6 [2] In some timetables it was listed as "Pinxton for South Normanton".[3] It was renamed "Pinxton South" in January 1954.

Pinxton (South) station closed in January 1963 with the withdrawal of all regular passenger services beyond Awsworth Junction. At the time of this withdrawal Awsworth Junction signal box moved from 24 to 8 hour opening with the remaining Pinxton branch freight traffic being confined to 'morning shift' working. It retained the South suffix to the end although the nearby Midland Railway Pinxton & Selston station situated on the Pye Bridge to Kirkby-in-Ashfield line had closed to all regular passenger services many years earlier. It was the 'Friargate' line itself that closed in to all regular passenger services in September 1964 although this remained open for freight traffic throughout for a few more years.

Route[edit]

Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Pye Hill and Somercotes   Great Northern Railway
GNR Derbyshire and Staffordshire Extension
Pinxton Branch
  Terminus

References[edit]

  1. ^ Butt, R.V.J., (1995) The Directory of Railway Stations, Yeovil: Patrick Stephens
  2. ^ Higginson, M., (1989) The Friargate Line:Derby and the Great Northern Railway, Derby: Golden Pingle Publishing
  3. ^ Butt, R.V.J., (1995) The Directory of Railway Stations, Yeovil: Patrick Stephens

Coordinates: 53°05′04″N 1°19′21″W / 53.0844°N 1.3226°W / 53.0844; -1.3226