Smeeth Road railway station
Former station building in 2005.
|Place||Marshland St James nr Wisbech|
|Pre-grouping||East Anglian Railway
Great Eastern Railway
|Post-grouping||London and North Eastern Railway
Eastern Region of British Railways
|1 March 1848||Opened|
|9 September 1968||Closed|
|Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom|
|Closed railway stations in Britain
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Smeeth Road was a railway station serving the village of Marshland St James near Wisbech in Norfolk, England. The station was opened in 1848 as an extension of the East Anglian Railway's line from Magdalen Road station (now known as Watlington) to Wisbech East. The station's location, like that of the neighbouring Middle Drove station, was fairly rural and the line eventually closed in 1968, Smeeth Road's station building survived closure, and has since been converted into a private residence.
The old 'Signal Box' which sat adjacent to the station remained intact until it was dismantled in 2005 and replaced with a 3 bedroom 'Eco' home. The new Signal Box retains some original features and designs of the old one with a traditional/modern look. The old platform to the station which is largely intact marks the boundary line between both the station and the signal box.
The old goods shed which sat behind the station was converted into 6 flats (St James Court). This also retains some of the original features including part of the original platform.
|Preceding station||Disused railways||Following station|
- Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations, Patrick Stephens Ltd, Sparkford, ISBN 1-85260-508-1, p. 213.
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