Tempsford railway station

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Tempsford
Location
Place Tempsford
Area Central Bedfordshire
Grid reference TL180542
Operations
Original company Great Northern Railway
Pre-grouping Great Northern Railway
Post-grouping London and North Eastern Railway
History
1 January 1863 (1863-01-01) Station opened
5 November 1956 Station 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
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Tempsford railway station was a railway station built by the Great Northern Railway to serve the village of Tempsford in Bedfordshire, England.

History

A 1914 Railway Clearing House map showing (lower centre) railways in the vicinity of Tempsford

The Great Northern Railway main line from London to Peterborough had opened in 1850 including stations at Sandy and St. Neots. A station between these, named Tempsford, was opened on 1 January 1863.[1][2] It was located 47 miles 40 chains (76.4 km) from London King's Cross.[3]

The station closed on 5 November 1956.[2]

Reopening

It has been proposed as part of the East West Rail Project that the new line between Bedford and Cambridge will cross at the north of Sandy to a new interchange at Tempsford and this would lead to the closure of Sandy station.[4]

Route

Preceding station National Rail Historical railways Following station
Sandy
Line and station open
  Great Northern Railway
East Coast Main Line
  St. Neots
Line and station open

Notes

  1. ^ Conolly 1976, p. 11, section C2.
  2. ^ a b Butt 1995, p. 227.
  3. ^ Yonge 2006, map 15C.
  4. ^ [1]

References

  • Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 
  • Conolly, W. Philip (January 1976). British Railways Pre-Grouping Atlas and Gazetteer (5th ed.). Shepperton: Ian Allan. ISBN 0-7110-0320-3. EX/0176. 
  • Yonge, John (September 2006) [1994]. Jacobs, Gerald, ed. 2: Eastern. Railway Track Diagrams (3rd ed.). Bradford on Avon: Trackmaps. ISBN 0-9549866-2-8. 

Coordinates: 52°10′26″N 0°16′30″W / 52.17389°N 0.275134°W / 52.17389; -0.275134

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