Weedon railway station

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Weedon
Weedon railway station.jpg
Weedon station in the 1900s
Location
Place Weedon Bec
Area Daventry
Operations
Original company London and North Western Railway
Pre-grouping London and North Western Railway
Post-grouping London, Midland and Scottish Railway
Platforms 3
History
1888 Station opens
15 September 1958 Station closes
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

Weedon railway station was a railway station situated to the north of and serving the village of Weedon in Northamptonshire, England. It was situated on the West Coast Main Line, and was also the starting point of the Weedon to Leamington Spa branch line, one platform of the station was dedicated for terminating branch line trains. The station also housed a busy goods depot which was attacked by German aircraft during the Second World War.[1]

The station closed for passengers on 15 September 1958 (concurrently with the branch to Leamington Spa) and was demolished soon after. The fast lines of the West Coast Main Line pass through the site (the slow lines divert via Long Buckby and Northampton).

There has been periodic talk of reopening a station at Weedon, but as yet no firm plans have been submitted.[2]

Accidents and incidents[edit]

South of the station, two serious derailments in 1915 and 1951 occurred, killing 10 and 15 people respectively.

Routes[edit]

A 1911 Railway Clearing House map of railways in the vicinity of Weedon
Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Welton
Line open, station closed
  London and Birmingham Railway   Blisworth
Line open, station closed
Daventry
Line and station closed
  London and North Western Railway
Weedon to Leamington Spa line
  Terminus

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.northamptonshire-history.org.uk/node/215
  2. ^ "New train station could come to Weedon". daventryexpress.co.uk. Daventry Express. 20 May 2012. Retrieved 19 November 2014. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 52°14′04″N 1°04′52″W / 52.2344°N 1.0811°W / 52.2344; -1.0811