Waverton railway station

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Waverton
Location
Place Waverton
Area Cheshire West and Chester
Coordinates 53°09′58″N 2°49′30″W / 53.1662°N 2.8250°W / 53.1662; -2.8250Coordinates: 53°09′58″N 2°49′30″W / 53.1662°N 2.8250°W / 53.1662; -2.8250
Grid reference SJ448636
Operations
Original company Grand Junction Railway
Pre-grouping London and North Western Railway
Post-grouping London, Midland and Scottish Railway
Platforms Two
History
1 October 1840 First station opened
6 June 1898 Station resited
15 June 1959 Second station 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
170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal

Waverton was the name of two former railway stations near the village of Waverton, Cheshire that served the Grand Junction Railway and later the Whitchurch and Tattenhall Railway.

History[edit]

First station[edit]

It was opened in October, 1840 on the Crewe to Chester line built by the Grand Junction Railway. It was initially called "Black Dog"[1] after the nearby pub before its name was changed to Waverton two years later. The station had a building and two side platforms. [2]

It was situated next to the bridge (53°9′45.41″N 2°49′0.20″W / 53.1626139°N 2.8167222°W / 53.1626139; -2.8167222 (Waverton's first station)) that carried the London to Birkenhead coach road (today A41) . It was closed in 1898 after the 1st Duke of Westminster had a new station built 0.43 miles (0.69 km) west of the original site. [2]

Second Station[edit]

This station, which opened on the day the first station closed, had two side platforms with dual buildings and canopies. It also had goods sidings. Passengers services stopped in 1959, the station closed completely six years later.[3]

Today only part of the eastbound station remains.[4] The Chester-bound buildings have been demolished. [3]

Services[edit]

Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Chester General
Line and station open
  London and North Western Railway
North Wales Coast line
  Tattenhall Road
Line open, station closed
Disused railways
Chester General
Line and station open
  London and North Western Railway
Whitchurch and Tattenhall Railway
  Tattenhall
Line and station closed

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Oppitz 2003, p. 33
  2. ^ a b "Station Name: WAVERTON (1st site)". Disused Stations. 2009-08-21. 
  3. ^ a b "Station Name: WAVERTON (2nd site)". Disused Stations. 2009-08-21. 
  4. ^ Oppitz 2003, p. 31, 33

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