Whitacre Junction railway station

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Whitacre Junction
Operations
Original company Midland Railway
Post-grouping London, Midland and Scottish Railway
History
10 February 1842 Station opens as Whitacre Junction
1 November 1864 closed and replaced
1 October 1904 renamed Whitacre
4 March 1968 Station closes[1]
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Lines around Whitacre Junction

Whitacre Junction railway station was opened in 1864 by the Midland Railway.

The line had been opened in 1839 by the Birmingham and Derby Junction Railway from Derby, to a south-facing junction with the London and Birmingham Railway just north of Hampton-in-Arden.

Due to increasing traffic, and the inconvenience of having to reverse trains at Hampton-in-Arden to reach Birmingham Curzon Street, a branch was built in 1842 west from Whitacre to a new Midland Railway passenger station at Birmingham Lawley Street. The Midland Railway generally used the London and North-Western Railway Trent Valley Line and Great Northern Railway tracks to reach London, so the line south to Hampton faded into obscurity.

In 1864, the Midland built a new line eastwards to Nuneaton. It is not clear when the original station was built, but it was moved 60 chains further south at this time.[2] In 1909 a cutoff line was built between Water Orton and Kingsbury

References[edit]

  1. ^ Butt, R.V.J., (1995) The Directory of Railway Stations, Yeovil: Patrick Stephens
  2. ^ Pixton, B., (2005) Birmingham-Derby: Portrait of a Famous Route, Runpast Publishing

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Coordinates: 52°31′12″N 1°40′46″W / 52.5200°N 1.6795°W / 52.5200; -1.6795