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Ashby Magna railway station

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Place  Ashby Magna
Grid reference  SP55589077
15 March 1899  Opened
Area  Harborough
Pre-grouping  Great Central Railway
Platforms in use  2
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Post-grouping  London and North Eastern Railway London Midland Region of British Railways
Similar  East Langton railway st, Bardon Hill railway station, Asfordby railway station, Old Dalby railway station, Brooksby railway station

Ashby Magna was a station on the Great Central Railway, the last main line to be constructed from the north of England to London, which opened in 1899 to serve the Leicestershire village of Ashby Magna.


Architecturally, the station was very similar to Whetstone in that it comprised a single island platform designed by Alexander Ross which allowed the tracks to pass either side of a central platform, and was intended to facilitate future expansion of the railway. Access to the station was via a stairway which led down from the road bridge on Station Road.


Opened by the Great Central Railway, it became part of the London and North Eastern Railway during the Grouping of 1923. The station then passed to the London Midland Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948. It was then closed by the British Railways Board.

The site today

The station closed along with the railway line in 1969, and today little remains of it. The construction of the M1 motorway (which occurred whilst the line was still open) to the east of the station resulted in the demolition of the stationmaster's house and the loss of the goods yard. Today, a timber merchant occupies the site and remains of the cattle dock are still visible.


Ashby Magna railway station Wikipedia

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