Castlethorpe railway station

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Castlethorpe
Castlethorpe station, site geograph-3298512-by-Ben-Brooksbank.jpg
Remains of the station (1991)
Location
PlaceCastlethorpe
AreaBorough of Milton Keynes (ceremonial county of Buckinghamshire)
Coordinates52°05′33″N 0°50′20″W / 52.0925°N 0.8388°W / 52.0925; -0.8388Coordinates: 52°05′33″N 0°50′20″W / 52.0925°N 0.8388°W / 52.0925; -0.8388
Grid referenceSP796444
Operations
Original companyLondon and North Western Railway
Pre-groupingLondon and North Western Railway
Post-groupingLondon Midland and Scottish Railway
London Midland Region of British Railways
Platforms4
History
2 August 1882[1]Opened
6 July 1964[2]Goods facilities withdrawn
6 September 1964[3]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

Castlethorpe was a railway station serving the Buckinghamshire village of the same name on the West Coast Main Line in England. The station was located south of the bridge over the current line on what remains Station Road.

History[edit]

Castlethorpe station was opened for goods in 1881 and the first passenger train arrived at 8.30am on Monday, 2 August 1882.[citation needed]

Closure[edit]

Despite a strong campaign to keep the station open, mounted by the parish council, Sir Frank Markham, Member of Parliament for Buckingham and Robert Maxwell the prospective Labour Party candidate, the station was closed to passengers on 6 September 1964.[3]

Routes[edit]

A 1911 Railway Clearing House map of railways in the vicinity of Castlethorpe (lower right)
Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Roade
Line open, station closed
  London and North Western Railway
West Coast Main Line
  Wolverton
Line and station open

Present day[edit]

The West Coast Main Line runs through the site of the station where sections of the platforms were still in situ in 2018. The buildings were demolished soon after closure.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations, Patrick Stephens Ltd, Sparkford, ISBN 1-85260-508-1,
  2. ^ Clinker, C.R. (October 1978). Clinker's Register of Closed Passenger Stations and Goods Depots in England, Scotland and Wales 1830-1977. Bristol: Avon-AngliA Publications & Services. ISBN 0-905466-19-5.
  3. ^ a b "Castlethorpe Station Closure - September 6th 1964". Milton Keynes Heritage Association.