Ramsey North railway station

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Ramsey North
Ramsey North 6 73 copy.jpg
Ramsey (North) railway station, June 1973
Location
Place Ramsey
Area Huntingdonshire
Grid reference TL283857
Operations
Original company Ramsey Railway
Pre-grouping Great Northern Railway
Post-grouping London and North Eastern Railway
Platforms 1
History
22 July 1863 Opened as Ramsey
1 July 1923 Renamed Ramsey North
6 October 1947 Closed for passengers
December 1973 closed for freight
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Ramsey North railway station was a railway station in Ramsey, Cambridgeshire which is now closed. It was the terminus of a branch line from Holme on the East Coast main line run by the Great Northern Railway.

History[edit]

The site of Ramsey (North) railway station

The station opened on 22 July 1863,[1] as the terminus of the Ramsey Railway, a branch line from Holme on the Great Northern Railway (GNR). The trains were worked by the GNR.[2]

The Ramsey Railway was acquired by the Great Eastern Railway (GER) in 1875, who planned to link it to another line that had been authorised in 1865 to run from Somersham to Ramsey. Although the latter was eventually built, opening in 1889, the two lines were never connected, and the Somersham line terminated at a different station, latterly known as Ramsey East. The branch from Holme remained physically isolated from the rest of the GER system, and so the GER leased it to the GNR which continued to work it.[3]

On 1 January 1923 the GNR and the GER became constituents of the London and North Eastern Railway (LNER), which found itself with two stations in Ramsey; they were given new names on 1 July 1923, the ex-Ramsey Railway station becoming Ramsey North.[1]

The station closed to passengers on 6 October 1947[1] and to freight in December 1973.[3] Ramsey Auction Rooms now occupy the former site.

Route[edit]

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
St. Mary's
Line and station closed
  Great Northern Railway
Ramsey branch
  Terminus

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 194. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199. 
  2. ^ Awdry, Christopher (1990). Encyclopaedia of British Railway Companies. London: Guild Publishing. pp. 157–8. CN 8983. 
  3. ^ a b Awdry 1990, p. 158

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 52°27′15″N 0°06′50″W / 52.4541°N 0.1138°W / 52.4541; -0.1138