Wheathampstead railway station

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Wheathampstead
Wheathampstead railway station.JPG
The station in the early twentieth century
Location
PlaceWelwyn Garden City
AreaWelwyn Hatfield
Operations
Original companyHertford, Luton & Dunstable Railway
Pre-groupingGreat Northern Railway
Post-groupingLondon and North Eastern Railway
Platforms1
History
1 September 1860Station opens
1965Station 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

Wheathampstead railway station was a railway station serving Wheathampstead on the Great Northern Railway branch line to Dunstable. While little of it remains now, east of Wheathampstead is the Ayot Greenway which follows what was the line towards Welwyn Garden City.

The station opened with the rest of the Hatfield section of the line on 1 September 1860. Although a small goods yard and cattle dock were built, the close proximity of the road and housing meant that it remained a single platform only, with no passing loop unlike the stations at Harpenden East and Ayot. The station closed to passengers in 1965 with the track lifted a short time afterwards.

Local volunteers, with financial support from the Parish Council, local businesses and local residents, have restored the platform. A short length of railway line has been laid, together with a restored wagon, a platform shelter, information boards and a picnic table. The site is included in the Wheathampstead Village Centre Heritage Trail.[citation needed]

Routes[edit]

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Harpenden East
Line and station closed
  Great Northern Railway
Dunstable Branch
  Ayot
Line and station closed

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Coordinates: 51°48′55″N 0°17′34″W / 51.8153°N 0.2927°W / 51.8153; -0.2927