Wingham (Canterbury Road) railway station

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Wingham (Canterbury Road)
Location
Place Wingham
Area Dover (district)
Grid reference TR236574
Operations
Original company East Kent Light Railway
Post-grouping
Platforms 1
History
1925 Opened
1 November 1948[1] Closed for passengers
1 March 1951 officially completely 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

Wingham (Canterbury Road) railway station was a terminus on the East Kent Light Railway. It opened in 1925 (named Wingham) and the last passenger train ran on 30 October 1948. There was a siding to the south of the road, and carriages were usually run into the station under gravity.[2]. Occasional freight/parcel trains ran until 1950 but the station was not officially closed until 1951[3].

After closure the cutting containing the station was infilled and covered with a field of crops. The site of the sidings are now occupied by a tea shop adjacent to which is a short section of undisturbed trackbed.

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Wingham Town   1925 to 31 December 1947
East Kent Light Railway
  Terminus
Wingham Town   1 January 1948 to
30 October 1948
BR(S)
  Terminus

References[edit]

  1. ^ Passengers No More by G.Daniels and L.Dench second edition page 108
  2. ^ East Kent Light Railway
  3. ^ http://www.disused-stations.org.uk/w/wingham_canterbury_road/index.shtml

Sources[edit]

  • Vic Mitchell, Keith Smith (1989). The East Kent Light Railway. Midhurst, Sussex, UK: Middleton Press. ISBN 0-906520-61-4. 

Coordinates: 51°16′17″N 1°12′22″E / 51.2714°N 1.2060°E / 51.2714; 1.2060