Cheadle railway station
|Cheadle station in 1908, with the temporary station building on the left|
|Pre-grouping||North Staffordshire Railway|
|Post-grouping||London, Midland and Scottish Railway
London Midland Region of British Railways
|1 January 1901||Opened|
|17 June 1963||Closed to passengers|
|6 March 1978||Closed to freight|
|Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom|
|Closed railway stations in Britain
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The initial station buildings were of a temporary nature and a permanent structure was built in 1910. Later that year, the goods yard was expanded and the goods shed was extended. A new loading dock was also built and a crane was later provided. Cheadle station had a loop but no turntable and so most trains left Cheadle with the locomotive running "bunker first".
Passenger services were withdrawn in 1963 as a result of the Beeching Axe. Local sand traffic from nearby quarries continued and a new road-rail loading dock replaced the goods shed in the late 1960s. Approximately 1,200 tons per day was being moved by this time but in the 1970s the amount of traffic reduced and on 6 March 1978 public freight working was withdrawn. A small amount of traffic for railway civil engineering use continued until 1986.
The site today
|Preceding station||Disused railways||Following station|
Line and station closed
|North Staffordshire Railway||Terminus|
- Baker, Allan C. (1979). The Cheadle Railway. The Oakwood Press. ISBN 085361248X.
- Ballantyne, Hugh (2005). British Railways Past & Present: North Staffordshire and the Trent Valley. Past & Present Publishing Ltd. ISBN 1858952042.