St Germain's railway station

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St Germain's
Location
Place Wiggenhall St. Germans
Area Norfolk
Grid reference TF616138
Operations
Original company Lynn and Ely Railway[1]
History
27 Oct 1846 Opened[1]
Oct 1850 Closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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St. Germain's railway station was located on the line between Kings Lynn and Watlington.[2] It served the parish of Wiggenhall St. Germans, and closed in 1850.

History[edit]

The Bill for the Lynn and Ely Railway (L&ER) received the Royal Assent on 30 June 1845. Work started on the line in 1846. The first section of the L&ER opened on 27 October 1846 between Lynn and Downham,[3] and included a station at St Germain's.[1] St Germain's station opened with the line and was situated between Watlington station and King's Lynn. It did not last long, being closed in October 1850,[1] by which time the L&ER had amalgamated with other railways to form the East Anglian Railway.[3]

Routes[edit]

Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Watlington
Line and station open
  East Anglian Railway
Lynn and Ely Railway
  Lynn
Line and station open

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199. 
  2. ^ Dewick, Tony (2002). Complete Atlas of Railway Station Names. Ian Allan. ISBN 0-7110-2798-6. 
  3. ^ a b Allen, Cecil J. (1956) [1955]. The Great Eastern Railway (2nd ed.). Hampton Court: Ian Allan. pp. 33,214. 

Coordinates: 52°41′52″N 0°23′28″E / 52.6979°N 0.3910°E / 52.6979; 0.3910