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Endon railway station

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Place  Stoke-on-Trent
Grid reference  SJ928531
7 May 1956  Closed
Area  Staffordshire
1 November 1867  Opened
Platforms in use  2
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Original company  North Staffordshire Railway

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Endon railway station is a disused railway station in Staffordshire.

The Stoke–Leek line was opened by the North Staffordshire Railway (NSR) in 1867 and a station to serve the village of Endon was opened in November 1867. Endon marked the end of a single track section of the line from Milton Junction (where the line diverged from the Biddulph Valley line). The station had two platforms and quite extensive good facilities. Running from the station was a private siding that served the factory of Harrison & Son Ltd, this siding was unusual in that it crossed the nearby Caldon Canal by means of a swing bridge. Also due to the close location of the station to the canal was a limestone tippler for the transfer of limestone from railway wagons to canal boats. The tippler was authorised in 1904 but not built until 1918–1919 and only remained in use until the late 1920s when the decline in canal traffic led to its closure.

Passenger services over the line were withdrawn in 1956 and the station closed to passenger traffic although it continued to be used for excursion trains until 1963. Goods traffic continued until a later date, traffic to Harrison and Son Ltd lasting until 1961. The line through the closed station was singled in 1971 but the platform and some of the station buildings remain in existence. The line through the station continued in use until 1988 for freight services and since 1988 the line has officially been out of use but not closed.

On 13 January 2015 a tearoom known as the Station Kitchen opened in the Endon station building.

References

Endon railway station Wikipedia


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