Ullesthorpe railway station

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Ullesthorpe
Ullesthorpe station.jpg
The station in 1840, from the Midland Counties Railway Companion
Location
Place Ullesthorpe
Area Harborough
Coordinates 52°28′56″N 1°15′23″W / 52.4822°N 1.2563°W / 52.4822; -1.2563Coordinates: 52°28′56″N 1°15′23″W / 52.4822°N 1.2563°W / 52.4822; -1.2563
Grid reference SP506874
Operations
Original company Midland Counties Railway
Pre-grouping Midland Railway
Post-grouping London, Midland and Scottish Railway
Platforms 2
History
30 June 1840 Station opened as Ullesthorpe
1 May 1879 renamed Ullesthorpe for Lutterworth
1 August 1897 renamed Ullesthorpe and Lutterworth
1 February 1930 renamed Ullesthorpe
1 January 1962 Station closed[1]
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Ullesthorpe railway station was a railway station serving Ullesthorpe in Leicestershire, England.

The station was opened on 30 June 1840 on the Midland Counties Railway[1] main line to Rugby. In 1844 the Midland Counties joined the North Midland Railway and the Birmingham and Derby Junction Railway to form the Midland Railway.

Originally named Ullesthorpe, the station was renamed several times: on 1 May 1879 it became Ullesthorpe for Lutterworth, being amended to Ullesthorpe and Lutterworth on 1 August 1897 before reverting to the original name on 1 February 1930.[1]

In 1857 the Midland completed a new main line south to Hitchin and the Leicester – Rugby section of the Midland Counties was relegated to a branch. British Railways closed the Leicester – Rugby line and its stations, including Ullesthorpe which closed on 1 January 1962.[1]

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Rugby Wharf Halt
Line and station closed
  Midland Railway
Midland Counties Railway
  Leire Halt
Line and station closed

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d 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. p. 237. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199.