Hilgay railway station

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Hilgay
Location
PlaceHilgay
AreaNorfolk
Grid referenceTL589961
Operations
Original companyLynn and Ely Railway[1]
East Anglian Railway
Pre-groupingGreat Eastern Railway
Post-groupingLondon and North Eastern Railway
Platforms2
History
25 October 1847Opened as Hilgay Fen[1]
1 October 1896Renamed Hilgay
4 November 1963Closed to passengers
13 July 1964closed for freight
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

Hilgay railway station was a station in Hilgay, Norfolk, which is now closed. It was on the Fen Line between King's Lynn and Cambridge. It was closed in 1963 along with nearby Stow Bardolph.

Hiams Siding and Hiams Tramway[edit]

One mile south of Hilgay station, Hiams Siding provided an interchange with the narrow gauge Hiams Tramway, an agricultural tramway which extended 3km west on a zigzag alignment to the west across the fields of the Hiams Estate to Willow Glen Farm.

Accident[edit]

  • On 1 June 1939, a passenger train was in collision with a lorry on an occupation crossing just north of the station and was derailed.[2]

Route[edit]

Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Littleport
Line and station open
  Great Eastern Railway
Fen Line
  Ouse Bridge
Line open, station closed

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199.
  2. ^ Earnshaw, Alan (1990). Trains in Trouble: Vol. 6. Penryn: Atlantic Books. p. 21. ISBN 0-906899-37-0.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 52°32′23″N 0°20′30″E / 52.5396°N 0.3416°E / 52.5396; 0.3416