Cox Green railway station
Cox Green railway station served the civil parish of Cox Green, Tyne and Wear, England, from 1854 to 1964 on the Penshaw Branch.
|Location||Cox Green, Tyne and Wear|
|Original company||North Eastern Railway|
|Pre-grouping||North Eastern Railway|
British Railways (North Eastern Region)
|November 1854||Opened as Coxgreen Crossing|
|April 1857||Name changed to Coxgreen|
|July 1931||Name changed to Cox Green|
|4 May 1964||Closed|
The station opened as Coxgreen Crossing in November 1854 by the North Eastern Railway. It was situated in the north side of Coxgreen Road. Its name was changed to Coxgreen in April 1857. It initially had short platforms but they were doubled in size in 1896 as well as more services per day. Its name was changed again to Cox Green in July 1931. It didn't attract as many passengers as Hylton because of its isolated location; Hylton had booked 54,250 passengers, whereas Cox Green booked 9,095 passengers. It was downgraded to an unstaffed halt on 14 August 1961 and it closed on 4 May 1964. The station building remains in residential use but it has been expanded since.
|Preceding station||Disused railways||Following station|
Line closed, station open
|North Eastern Railway
Line and station closed