Rolleston-on-Dove railway station

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Rolleston-on-Dove
Location
Place Rolleston on Dove
Area East Staffordshire
Coordinates 52°50′45″N 1°37′49″W / 52.8457°N 1.6302°W / 52.8457; -1.6302Coordinates: 52°50′45″N 1°37′49″W / 52.8457°N 1.6302°W / 52.8457; -1.6302
Grid reference SK250276
Operations
Original company North Staffordshire Railway
Post-grouping London, Midland and Scottish Railway
London Midland Region of British Railways
Platforms 2
History
1 November 1894[1] Opened
1 January 1949[2] Closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Rolleston-on-Dove railway station is a former railway station built to serve Rolleston in Staffordshire.

History[edit]

The station was opened by the North Staffordshire Railway in 1894 as simply "Rolleston" but was renamed to avoid confusion with Rolleston Junction station.

The line had been opened in 1848 and, from 1878, was shared by the Great Northern Railway (Great Britain) with its Derbyshire Extension .

The station was about a mile from the village. It was provided with two brick-built platforms and timber buildings. A goods loop ran behind the secondary platform to serve the station yard.[3] Rolleston-on-Dove station closed in 1949.

Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Line closed, station open
North Staffordshire Railway
Line and station closed
Line open, station closed
Great Northern Railway

Present day[edit]

Although the platforms can still be seen, the timber buildings were demolished in the 1960s.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations, Patrick Stephens Ltd, Sparkford, ISBN 1-85260-508-1, p. 199.
  2. ^ Clinker, C.R. (October 1978). Clinker's Register of Closed Passenger Stations and Goods Depots in England, Scotland and Wales 1830-1977. Bristol: Avon-AngliA Publications & Services. p. 116. ISBN 0-905466-19-5. 
  3. ^ Higginson, M., (1989) The Friargate Line:Derby and the Great Northern Railway, Derby: Golden Pingle Publishing

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