Rushden railway station

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Rushden
Location
Place Rushden
Area East Northamptonshire
Operations
Original company Midland Railway
Post-grouping London, Midland and Scottish Railway
Platforms 1
History
1 May 1894 Opened
15 June 1959 Station closes to passengers[1]
1 September 1969 Station closes completely [1]
1996 Bought by Rushden Historical Transport Society[2]
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
170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal

Rushden railway station is a railway station that once served the town of Rushden in Northamptonshire, England. It is now a heritage station at the end of a short running line.

The station was an intermediate stop on the Wellingborough to Higham Ferrers railway branch line, originally established by the Midland Railway. It closed completely in 1969, British Rail having withdrawn passenger services ten years previously.

In 1996 the station was bought by the Rushden Historical Transport Society. Since then the station has been restored to its former glory and forms the headquarters of the society and includes the Rushden Station Railway Museum. One of the society's aims is to re-open the line between Wellingborough and Higham Ferrers as the Rushden, Higham & Wellingborough Railway.

See also[edit]

Preceding station Heritage Railways  Heritage railways Following station
Terminus   Rushden, Higham & Wellingborough Railway   Terminus
Disused railways
Wellingborough
Line closed, station open
  Midland Railway
Rushden, Higham & Wellingborough Railway
  Higham Ferrers
Line and station closed
Heritage Railways  Proposed Heritage railways
Wellingborough
Line closed, station open
  Rushden, Higham & Wellingborough Railway   Higham Ferrers
Line and station closed

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b [1] Accessed 1 July 2010
  2. ^ Rushden Historical Transport Society: Rushden station Accessed 1 July 2010

Coordinates: 52°17′41″N 0°35′53″W / 52.29460°N 0.59818°W / 52.29460; -0.59818