Trentham Gardens railway station

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Trentham Gardens
Place Trentham, Staffordshire
Area Stoke-on-Trent
Coordinates 52°58′08″N 2°11′47″W / 52.9690°N 2.1963°W / 52.9690; -2.1963Coordinates: 52°58′08″N 2°11′47″W / 52.9690°N 2.1963°W / 52.9690; -2.1963
Grid reference SJ867412
Original company North Staffordshire Railway
Post-grouping London, Midland and Scottish Railway
British Railways (London Midland region)
Platforms 2
28 March 1910 Opened as Trentham Park[1]
September 1927 closed to regular traffic[1]
7 October 1946 renamed Trentham Gardens[2]
1 October 1957 closed[1]
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Trentham Gardens railway station (originally named Trentham Park) was the last station built by the North Staffordshire Railway (NSR) and was the terminus of the short 1 mile 14 chains (1.89 km) Trentham Park branch.[2]

The line was built to serve Trentham Gardens which had recently donated to the County Borough of Stoke-on-Trent by the 4th Duke of Sutherland.[3]

Regular passenger traffic on the branch line was withdrawn between 1927 and 1938 although excursion trains ran frequently. In 1938 a regular Sunday service was reintroduced but the outbreak of the Second World War led to the discontinuation of these services.[2]

During the war the Central Clearing House of the Bank of England was evacuated from London to Trentham Hall[4] and regular goods trains ran to Trentham Park to deliver supplies and excursion trains continued throughout the war.[2]

After the war excursion trains resumed and in 1946 the station was renamed Trentham Gardens.[2] The growth in car traffic made the branch line less economic and it closed at the end of 1957[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Quick, Michael (2009) [2001]. Railway passenger stations in Great Britain: a chronology (4th ed.). Oxford: Railway and Canal Historical Society. p. 386. ISBN 978-0-901461-57-5. OCLC 612226077. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Jeuda, Basil (2010). The North Staffordshire Railway in LMS days. 1. Lydney, Gloucestershire: Lightmoor Press. p. 82. ISBN 978-1899889-48-8. 
  3. ^ Christiansen, Rex & Miller, Robert William (1971). The North Staffordshire Railway. Newton Abbot, Devon: David & Charles. p. 114. ISBN 0-7153-5121- 4. 
  4. ^ Hennessey, Elizabeth (1992). A Domestic History of the Bank of England, 1930-1960. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0521391405. 

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Preceding station   Historical railways   Following station
Terminus North Staffordshire Railway
Line and station closed