Worthington railway station

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Worthington
Location
Place Worthington, Leicestershire
Area North West Leicestershire
Coordinates 52°47′06″N 1°23′49″W / 52.785°N 1.397°W / 52.785; -1.397Coordinates: 52°47′06″N 1°23′49″W / 52.785°N 1.397°W / 52.785; -1.397
Grid reference SK40752095
Operations
Original company Midland Railway
Pre-grouping Midland Railway
Post-grouping London, Midland and Scottish Railway
History
1874 Line opened
22nd Sept 1930 Passenger service withdrawn
1939 Line becomes Melbourne Military Railway
1945 Line returned to LMS
21 May 1980 Line closed to freight traffic
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

Worthington railway station was a station at Worthington, Leicestershire, England. It was on a Midland Railway line built in 1874 from Melbourne to a junction on the Leicester to Burton upon Trent Line near Ashby de la Zouch.

In 1930 passenger services was withdrawn and the Midland's successor, the London, Midland and Scottish Railway, was using the line only for freight services. During the Second World War the line became the Melbourne Military Railway. In 1945 the War Department returned the line and station to the LMS.

In 1980 British Railways closed the line and by the 1990s the track had been dismantled. National Cycle Route 6 now joins the trackbed at the site of the former station.

Route[edit]

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Ashby de la Zouch
Line open, station closed
  Midland Railway
Melbourne line
  Tonge and Breedon
Line and station closed

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