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.

Cox Green
Cox Green - geograph-5182811-by-Malc-McDonald.jpg
The site of the station in 2016
LocationCox Green, Tyne and Wear
England
Coordinates54°53′16″N 1°29′13″W / 54.8878°N 1.487°W / 54.8878; -1.487Coordinates: 54°53′16″N 1°29′13″W / 54.8878°N 1.487°W / 54.8878; -1.487
Grid referenceNZ330549
Platforms2
Other information
StatusDisused
History
Original companyNorth Eastern Railway
Pre-groupingNorth Eastern Railway
Post-groupingLNER
British Railways (North Eastern Region)
Key dates
November 1854 (1854-11)Opened as Coxgreen Crossing
April 1857Name changed to Coxgreen
July 1931Name changed to Cox Green
4 May 1964 (1964-05-04)Closed

HistoryEdit

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.[1] The station building remains in residential use but it has been expanded since.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Quick, M E (2002). Railway passenger stations in England, Scotland and Wales - a chronology. Richmond: Railway and Canal Historical Society. p. 138. OCLC 931112387.
  2. ^ "Disused Stations: Cox Green Station". Disused Stations. Retrieved 7 January 2021.

External linksEdit

Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Hylton
Line closed, station open
  North Eastern Railway
Penshaw Branch
  Penshaw
Line and station closed