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Ditchford railway station

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Place  nr Irthlingborough
Grid reference  SP930685
Platforms in use  2
Area  East Northamptonshire
2 June 1845  Station opened
Pre-grouping  London and North Western Railway
Post-grouping  London, Midland and Scottish Railway London Midland Region of British Railways
Original company  London and Birmingham Railway
Similar  Castle Ashby & Earls Bart, Wellingborough London Road rail, Thrapston Bridge Street rail, Billing railway station, Farthinghoe railway station

Ditchford railway station is a former railway station on Ditchford Road, Northamptonshire on the former Northampton and Peterborough Railway line which connected Peterborough and Northampton.In 1846 the line, along with the London and Birmingham, became part of the London and North Western Railway.

At grouping in 1923 it became part of the London Midland and Scottish Railway.

Ditchford is famous as the locality of reputed treacle mines. The origin of this fantasy is obscure, though the station's sidings were primarily to serve a nearby ironstone quarry. For most of its existence although on the bank of the river Nene it was without mains water, which had to be brought in each day by train. The Station Master had the power to stop any train so that his family could travel to Wellingborough and its remoteness meant that it saw little business and it closed to passengers in 1924.

The former service

The service was from Peterborough to Northampton via Wellingborough. The station opened in 1845 and closed in 1924 to passengers.

Former Services

References

Ditchford railway station Wikipedia


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