Tollesbury Pier railway station

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Tollesbury Pier
Tollesbury Pier railway station, 1907.gif
The station in c. 1907
Location
PlaceTollesbury
AreaMaldon
Operations
Original companyKelvedon and Tollesbury Light Railway
Pre-groupingGreat Eastern Railway
History
15 May 1907Opened
17 July 1921Closed
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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Tollesbury Pier railway station was a short-lived terminus of an extension of the Kelvedon and Tollesbury Light Railway, serving Tollesbury's pier on the River Blackwater in Essex. The station was opened in 1907.[1] The station was 10 mileschains (16.25 km) from Kelvedon (Low Level) station.[2]

The 1.75-mile extension from the existing terminus at Tollesbury to Tollesbury Pier never brought the expected traffic. During World War I the pier was used for troop training on the river and was subsequently closed to passengers in 1921. The government took over the pier during World War II and erected defences along it.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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. ^ "ELR: KET mileages".
  3. ^ "Steaming into Tiptree Railway Station - The Crab and Winkle story". TiptreeTurner Website. Archived from the original on 11 May 2008.

External links[edit]

Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Tollesbury   Great Eastern Railway
Kelvedon and Tollesbury Light Railway
  Terminus

Coordinates: 51°44′45″N 0°51′18″E / 51.7457°N 0.8549°E / 51.7457; 0.8549