Upper Broughton railway station
|Original company||Midland Railway|
|Post-grouping||London, Midland and Scottish Railway
London Midland Region of British Railways
|2 February 1880||Station opens|
|31 May 1948||Station closes|
|Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom|
|Closed railway stations in Britain
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Upper Broughton was a railway station serving Upper Broughton in the English county of Nottinghamshire. It was opened on the Midland Railway Manton direct route between London and Nottingham, avoiding Leicester. The line still exists today as the Old Dalby Test Track.
It was on its cut-off line from Melton Mowbray to Nottingham, which had opened the previous year to allow the railway company's expresses between London and the North to avoid reversal at Nottingham. It also improved access to and from the iron-ore fields in Leicestershire and Rutland. Local traffic was minimal and Upper Broughton closed to passengers as early as 1948.
|Preceding station||Disused railways||Following station|
Following the closure of the line as a through-route in 1968, the track between Melton Mowbray and Edwalton was converted for use as the Old Dalby Test Track, used initially for the Advanced Passenger Train project, then much later the Class 390 Pendolino units.
The line is currently being used for the testing of new LU SSL 'S stock' built by Bombardier, Derby.
The main station building on the roadside above the line remains in good condition, incorporated into the garden of the former station master's house, now a private residence.
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- Shannon, Paul (2007). Nottinghamshire (British Railways Past and Present). Kettering, Northants: Past & Present Publishing. p. 23. ISBN 978-1-85895-253-6.
- Shannon, P., p. 23.