Ruddington railway station

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Ruddington
Location
Place Ruddington
Area Rushcliffe
Coordinates 52°53′43″N 1°09′31″W / 52.8953°N 1.1586°W / 52.8953; -1.1586Coordinates: 52°53′43″N 1°09′31″W / 52.8953°N 1.1586°W / 52.8953; -1.1586
Operations
Original company Great Central Railway
Pre-grouping Great Central Railway
Post-grouping London and North Eastern Railway
British Railways
Platforms 2
History
15 March 1899 opened
4 March 1963 closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal

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 but trains continued to pass through until closure of the line on 3 May 1969.

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
  Nottingham Arkwright Street
Line and station closed