Ruddington railway station

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Ruddington
Location
PlaceRuddington
AreaRushcliffe
Coordinates52°53′43″N 1°9′31″W / 52.89528°N 1.15861°W / 52.89528; -1.15861Coordinates: 52°53′43″N 1°9′31″W / 52.89528°N 1.15861°W / 52.89528; -1.15861
Operations
Original companyGreat Central Railway
Pre-groupingGreat Central Railway
Post-groupingLondon and North Eastern Railway
British Railways
Platforms2
History
15 March 1899opened
4 March 1963closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
A B C D–F G H–J K–L M–O P–R S T–V W–Z

Ruddington is a disused railway station on the Great Central Main Line south of Nottingham. The line had branches that ran to the now decommissioned Ruddington Depot.

It was originally a standard GCR country island type station, like those surviving at Quorn and Woodhouse and Rothley, accessed from a road overbridge. The station buildings have been demolished though the island platform still survives. Just south of the station is where the northern end of the northern preserved section of the GCRH starts. The station opened 15 March 1899 and closed to passengers on 4 March 1963, though passenger trains continued to pass through until closure of the line on 3 May 1969. Goods trains continued until the 1980s.

The Great Central Railway (Nottingham) have opened a station at Ruddington Fields on the site of the Ministry of Defence Depot and plan to purchase the station, restore it and extend the current preserved Great Central.

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Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Rushcliffe Halt
Line and station closed
  Great Central Railway
London Extension
  Ruddington Factory Halt
Line and station closed