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Swannington railway station

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Place  Swannington
Pre-grouping  Midland Railway
Grid reference  SK410155
Platforms in use  2
Area  North West Leicestershire
Post-grouping  London, Midland and Scottish Railway
1832  Leicester and Swannington Railway opened
Address  Swannington, Coalville LE67 8RH, United Kingdom
Original company  Leicester and Swannington Railway
Similar  Coalville Town railway st, Bardon Hill railway station, Old Dalby railway station, East Langton railway st, Broughton Astley railway st

Swannington railway station was a railway station at Swannington in North West Leicestershire, England.

Swannington has had two railway stations. The first opened in 1832 as the western terminus of the Leicester and Swannington Railway. Trains reached it via the Swannington Incline, which had a 1 in 17 gradient and was worked by a stationary engine.

The Midland Railway took over the line in 1845 and extended it westwards to Burton-on-Trent in 1848, creating the Leicester to Burton upon Trent Line. The extension avoided the Swanningon Incline by taking a new alignment beginning from a junction east of Swannington near Coalville Town. The new line passed south of the original terminus and a new Swannington station was opened on it, leaving the original Swannington terminus to remain as a goods depot.

The second Swannington station was closed in 1951 but the line remains open for freight traffic.

References

Swannington railway station Wikipedia


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