Nuneaton Abbey Street railway station

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Nuneaton Abbey Street
NuneatonAbbeyStreetStation 19750607.jpg
The derelict Abbey Street station in 1975, seven years after closure, the platforms having been removed.
Location
Place Midland Road
Area Nuneaton
Operations
Pre-grouping Midland Railway
Platforms 2
History
1 December 1864 Opened as Nuneaton Midland
1 September 1873 Rebuilt and relocated
2 June 1924 Renamed Nuneaton Abbey Street
4 March 1968 Closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Nuneaton Abbey Street was the second main railway station serving Nuneaton in Warwickshire, England, It operated between 1864 and closure in 1968. The other main station being Nuneaton Trent Valley which is still open, but now known as simply Nuneaton. The station served the Birmingham-Nuneaton-Leicester Line and also the now closed Ashby and Nuneaton Joint Railway.

It was originally opened on 1 December 1864 by the Midland Railway on their line from Birmingham to Nuneaton. The station was rebuilt on a slightly different location in 1873, when the Ashby and Nuneaton Joint Railway was opened. The station was designed by the Midland Railway company architect John Holloway Sanders.[1]

1912 map showing the railways around Nuneaton, and the location of the station.

Until 2 June 1924 it was known as Nuneaton Midland. It was renamed as Nuneaton Abbey Street to avoid confusion with Trent Valley station, when the Midland Railway and the London and North Western Railway were grouped to create the London, Midland and Scottish Railway (LMS). The station came under the control of British Railways in 1948.

The station was closed on 4 March 1968, and all services were diverted through Trent Valley station. Today, trains still run past the site of the station on the Birmingham-Leicester-Peterborough Line, but little physical trace of the station remains, as the platforms and most of the station buildings have been removed.[2]

References

  1. ^ "Notes by the Way". Derbyshire Times and Chesterfield Herald. British Newspaper Archive. 1 November 1884. Retrieved 12 July 2016 – via British Newspaper Archive. (Subscription required (help)).
  2. ^ Nuneaton Abbey Street Station, Warwickshire 11 June 2007 from flickr.com

External links

  • Nuneaton Abbey Street station on Warwickshirerailways.com
Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Terminus   Midland Railway,
London and North Western Railway
Ashby and Nuneaton Joint Railway
  Higham on the Hill
Line and station closed
Stockingford
Line open, station closed
  London, Midland and Scottish Railway
Birmingham to Leicester Line
  Hinckley
Line and station open

Coordinates: 52°31′44″N 1°28′50″W / 52.528944°N 1.480484°W / 52.528944; -1.480484

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