Kegworth railway station
Ex-LNER Class A4 No. 60007 Sir Nigel Gresley, passing through the remains of Kegworth station on 28 February 2009
|Place||Kingston on Soar|
|Area||Borough of Rushcliffe|
|Original company||Midland Counties Railway|
|Post-grouping||London, Midland and Scottish Railway|
|5 May 1840||Station opened|
|4 March 1968||Closed|
|Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom|
Closed railway stations in Britain|
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It was built in the typical MCR fashion, the main building positioned at a higher level and steps leading down onto the platform. It closed in 1968 and only the station house and the goods shed remain. Until 1971 there was a mineral tramway between the main line and New Kingston gypsum mine.
There has been local pressure to open it. However a new station, East Midlands Parkway has now been built at Ratcliffe-on-Soar. Currently only taxis serve to connect it to the nearby East Midlands Airport, forcing the majority of people to use the Skylink (bus service) from Nottingham, Loughborough, Leicester or Derby, but with improvements to the Erewash Valley Line has the potential to be a hub for local services from Nottingham and Derby to connect with a high speed service from London to Sheffield and the North.