Warwick (Milverton) railway station

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Warwick (Milverton)
Site of Milverton Station - geograph.org.uk - 1210086.jpg
Site of Milverton Station today.
Location
Place Warwick
Area Warwick
Coordinates 52°17′24″N 1°33′12″W / 52.2901°N 1.5534°W / 52.2901; -1.5534Coordinates: 52°17′24″N 1°33′12″W / 52.2901°N 1.5534°W / 52.2901; -1.5534
Operations
Original company L&BR
Pre-grouping LNWR
Post-grouping London, Midland and Scottish Railway
London Midland Region of British Railways
Platforms 2
History
9 December 1844[1] Opened as Leamington
1854 Renamed Warwick (Milverton)[2]
1856 Renamed Warwick[2]
1857 Renamed Warwick (Milverton)[2]
1875 Renamed Leamington Milverton (Warwick)[2]
1876 Renamed Milverton (for Warwick)[2]
1884 Rebuilt and renamed Warwick (Milverton)[2]
1952 Renamed Leamington Spa (Milverton) for Warwick[2]
18 January 1965 Station closed[3]
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Warwick (Milverton) railway station was a railway station in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire on the former LNWR route between Leamington Spa and Coventry. The station opened in 1844 under the name of Leamington and was the original terminus of the then single line from Coventry. In 1851 the line was extended through to Rugby and in 1854 a new station was opened called Leamington Spa (Avenue), closer to the town centre and directly alongside Leamington's GWR station (which is still in operation).The station was rebuilt when the line was doubled in 1884.[2][4]

The station was closed as a part of the Beeching closures in 1965, although the line remained and remains open.

Name changes

Milverton station was originally intended as a compromise to serve both Warwick and Leamington Spa, however it was never very successful at serving either, as it was located some distance from the centres of both towns. This was reflected in the multiple name changes throughout the station's life, detailed below:[2]

  • 1844 Leamington
  • 1854 Warwick (Milverton)
  • 1856 Warwick
  • 1857 Warwick (Milverton)
  • 1875 Leamington Milverton (Warwick)
  • 1876 Milverton (for Warwick)
  • 1884 Warwick (Milverton)
  • 1952 Leamington Spa (Milverton) for Warwick

References

  1. ^ Clinker, C.R. (1954). Railways of the West Midlands a Chronology 1808-1954. London: Stephenson Locomotive Society. p. 14.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Warwick (Milverton) Station". Warwickshire Railways. Retrieved 29 January 2018.
  3. ^ Hurst, Geoffrey (1993). LNWR Branch Lines of West Leicestershire & East Warwickshire (First ed.). Milepost Publications. pp. 44–59. ISBN 0-947796-16-9.
  4. ^ Line History
Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Kenilworth
Line open, station open
  London and North Western Railway
Coventry to Leamington Line
  Leamington Spa (Avenue)
Line and station closed
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