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Killingworth railway station was a railway station that served the town of Killingworth, Tyne and Wear, England from 1847 to 1965 on the East Coast Main Line.

Killingworth
Location
PlaceKillingworth
AreaNorth Tyneside
Coordinates55°01′55″N 1°34′56″W / 55.032°N 1.5822°W / 55.032; -1.5822Coordinates: 55°01′55″N 1°34′56″W / 55.032°N 1.5822°W / 55.032; -1.5822
Grid referenceNZ268709
Operations
Original companyYork, Newcastle and Berwick Railway
Pre-groupingNorth Eastern Railway
Post-groupingLNER
British Rail (North Eastern)
Platforms2
History
29 March 1847 (1847-03-29)Station opened
15 September 1958Station closed to passengers
7 June 1965 (1965-06-07)Station closed completely
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
A B C D–F G H–J K–L M–O P–R S T–V W–Z

HistoryEdit

The station opened on 29 March 1847 by the York, Newcastle and Berwick Railway. The station was situated south of the level crossing on Killingworth Drive on the B1505. The location of the station was not convenient for the Killingworth village because it was a mile away but it gained a new source of passengers when the Newcastle races were transferred from Town Moor to Gosforth Park. From June 1954 the station was closed on Sunday and by summer 1958 there was only one train called in each direction on Monday to Friday, although there were two on Saturday. The station was one of ten to close on 15 September 1958 and closed completely on 7 June 1965 when goods traffic ceased.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Disused Stations: Killingworth". Disused Stations. Retrieved 23 February 2017.

External linksEdit

Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Forest Hall
Line open, station closed
  North Eastern Railway
York, Newcastle and Berwick Railway
  Annitsford
Line open, station closed