Staple railway station

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Staple
Location
Place Staple
Area Dover (district)
Operations
Pre-grouping East Kent Light Railway
Platforms 1
History
16 October 1916 Opened
30 October 1948 Closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Staple railway station was a station on the East Kent Light Railway in southeast England, serving the village of Staple. It was located north of the village, on the west side of the road to Durlock, where it crosses over the Wingham River at Durlock Bridge.

The station site is now occupied by a farm.

History[edit]

The station opened on 16 October 1916 and closed to passenger traffic on 30 October 1948. There was a windpump supplying the water tower, a passing loop and four sidings. During World War Two, a large munitions dump was set up at Staple and a large calibre rail mounted gun stabled there. The windpump was demolished in June 1950.[1][2]

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Ash Town   16 October 1916 to
31 December 1947
East Kent Light Railway
  Wingham Colliery
Ash Town   1 January 1948 to
30 October 1948
Southern Region
  Wingham Colliery

References[edit]

  1. ^ East Kent Light Railway
  2. ^ Ken Elks

Sources[edit]

  • Vic Mitchell, Keith Smith (1989). The East Kent Light Railway. Midhurst, Sussex, UK: Middleton Press. ISBN 0-906520-61-4. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 51°16′19″N 1°15′35″E / 51.27194°N 1.25972°E / 51.27194; 1.25972