Winsford and Over railway station

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Winsford and Over
Location
Place Winsford
Area Cheshire West and Chester
Coordinates 53°11′42″N 2°31′13″W / 53.1950°N 2.5204°W / 53.1950; -2.5204Coordinates: 53°11′42″N 2°31′13″W / 53.1950°N 2.5204°W / 53.1950; -2.5204
Grid reference SJ653665
Operations
Original company West Cheshire Railway
Pre-grouping Cheshire Lines Committee
Post-grouping Cheshire Lines Committee
London Midland Region of British Railways
Platforms 1
History
1 July 1870 (1870-07-01) Opened
1 January 1874 Closed
1 May 1886 Reopened
1 December 1888 Closed to passengers
1 February 1892 Reopened to passengers
1 January 1931 (1931-01-01) Final closure to passengers
1 September 1958 (1958-09-01) Station closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Winsford and Over railway station was one of three railway stations serving the town of Winsford in Cheshire. The station was the terminus of the Winsford and Over branch operated by the Cheshire Lines Committee and later British Railways.

History[edit]

Originally opening on 1 July 1870, it closed to passengers on 1 January 1874. It reopened on 1 May 1886, but closed to passengers for the second time on 1 December 1888. Following reopening on 1 February 1892, it remained open until final closure to passengers on 1 January 1931.[1]

The station's passenger facilities were fairly basic. The station building was a wooden structure, originally the first station building at Northwich railway station[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Butt 1995, p. 252
  2. ^ Wilkinson, p. 93

References[edit]

  • Butt, R.V.J. (1995), The Directory of Railway Stations, Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd, ISBN 1-85260-508-1, R508 
  • Wilkinson, Alan, Scenes from the Past: 41 (part One) - Railways Across Mid-Cheshire, ISBN 1-870119-66-5 

Further reading[edit]

  • Biddle, Gordon (1981). "Chapter 1 – North Cheshire & The Peak". Railway Stations in the North West. Clapham, Yorkshire: Dalesman. p. 10, fig. 4. ISBN 0-85206-644-9.  – 1952 photo of station
  • Mitchell, Vic; Smith, Keith (2013). Chester Northgate to Manchester. Middleton Press. figs. 25-26. ISBN 9781908174512. OCLC 892704846. 

External links[edit]

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Terminus   Cheshire Lines Committee
Winsford and Over Branch Line
  Whitegate