Stockingford railway station

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Stockingford
Location
PlaceStockingford
AreaNuneaton
Operations
Pre-groupingMidland Railway
Platforms2
History
1 December 1864Opened
4 March 1968Closed
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

Stockingford was a railway station serving the Stockingford area of Nuneaton in Warwickshire, England. It was opened by the Midland Railway on the Birmingham-Nuneaton-Leicester Line in 1864, and operated until closure in 1968.

1912 map showing the railways around Nuneaton, and the location of the station.

The station came under the ownership of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway (LMS) in 1923, and then British Railways. It was closed on 4 March 1968. The line however remains open.

Stockingford branch line[edit]

Between 1876 and 1959, Stockingford station was the starting point of a freight only branch line which served several local collieries. The branch was opened on 3 April 1876, and served Ansley Hall Colliery, Stockingford Colliery and Nuneaton (New) Colliery. The branch line enhanced the station's importance as a railway centre. It operated until 30 October 1959 when the last colliery it served Ansley Hall Colliery closed.

Reopening plans[edit]

In January 2017, proposals for a new station at Stockingford to serve the local area were unveiled by Warwickshire County Council. The plans could see an opening in five years time. The station would not open until 2023 and could be served by a CrossCountry service to Birmingham once an hour initially. The station would to be located less than one mile away from the former station which was on Whittleford Road and the new station would be on Kingswood Road.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New station in west Nuneaton could open in just six years time". Coventry Telegraph. 16 January 2017. Retrieved 4 January 2019.
Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Arley and Fillongley
Line open, station closed
  London, Midland and Scottish Railway
Birmingham to Leicester Line
  Nuneaton Abbey Street
Line open, station closed

Coordinates: 52°31′24″N 1°30′33″W / 52.5232194°N 1.509036°W / 52.5232194; -1.509036