Stretham railway station

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Not to be confused with Streatham railway station.
Stretham
Stretham railway station.jpg
Station building
Location
Place Stretham
Area East Cambridgeshire
Coordinates 52°21′51″N 0°13′26″E / 52.3642°N 0.2238°E / 52.3642; 0.2238Coordinates: 52°21′51″N 0°13′26″E / 52.3642°N 0.2238°E / 52.3642; 0.2238
Grid reference TL514763
Operations
Original company Ely, Haddenham and Sutton Railway
Pre-grouping Great Eastern Railway
Post-grouping London and North Eastern Railway
Platforms 1
History
16 April 1866 Opened
2 February 1931 Closed to passengers
13 July 1964 Closed
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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Stretham railway station was a station in Stretham, Cambridgeshire on the Ely and St Ives Railway.

History[edit]

The railway line between Ely and Sutton was built by the Ely, Haddenham and Sutton Railway (EH&SR). It opened on 16 April 1866,[1] and one of the original stations was that at Stretham.[2] The EH&SR became the Ely and St Ives Railway in 1878 and was absorbed by the Great Eastern Railway in 1898.[3] Regular passenger trains ceased to call at Stretham on 2 February 1931, but occasional passenger excursion trains used the station until around 1956.[2] It was closed to goods on 13 July 1964.

The station featured a single platform, a signal box and a goods loop.

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Wilburton   Great Eastern Railway
Ely and St Ives Railway
  Ely

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Awdry 1990, p. 131
  2. ^ a b Butt 1995, p. 223
  3. ^ Awdry 1990, pp. 130–1

Sources[edit]

  • Awdry, Christopher (1990). Encyclopaedia of British Railway Companies. London: Guild Publishing. CN 8983. 
  • Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 
  • Joby, R.S. The Ely & St Ives Railway. Norwich: Klofron. 

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