Smeeth Road railway station

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Smeeth Road
Smeeth Road Station.jpg
Former station building in 2005.
Location
Place Marshland St James nr Wisbech
Area Fenland, Cambridgeshire
Coordinates 52°39′40″N 0°15′00″E / 52.661041°N 0.24995°E / 52.661041; 0.24995Coordinates: 52°39′40″N 0°15′00″E / 52.661041°N 0.24995°E / 52.661041; 0.24995
Grid reference TF521094
Operations
Pre-grouping East Anglian Railway
Great Eastern Railway
Post-grouping London and North Eastern Railway
Eastern Region of British Railways
History
1 March 1848 Opened
9 September 1968 Closed[1]
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
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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
Emneth   British Rail
Eastern Region

Wisbech Line
  Middle Drove

References[edit]

  1. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations, Patrick Stephens Ltd, Sparkford, ISBN 1-85260-508-1, p. 213.