Mickle Trafford East railway station

Mickle Trafford East railway station was located in Mickle Trafford, Cheshire, England. The station was opened by the Cheshire Lines Committee on 1 May 1875, closed to passengers on 12 February 1951 and closed completely on 1 July 1963 by the British Railways Board[1] It was located where the CLC route to Chester Northgate passed close (and then over) to the Birkenhead Joint Railway line from Warrington Bank Quay - the latter also had its own station nearby, opened in 1889 and closed just a couple of months after Mickle Trafford East.

Mickle Trafford East
Location
PlaceMickle Trafford
AreaCheshire West and Chester
Coordinates53°13′08″N 2°49′45″W / 53.2189°N 2.8292°W / 53.2189; -2.8292Coordinates: 53°13′08″N 2°49′45″W / 53.2189°N 2.8292°W / 53.2189; -2.8292
Grid referenceSJ446694
Operations
Original companyCheshire Lines Committee
Pre-groupingCheshire Lines Committee
Post-groupingCheshire Lines Committee
History
1 May 1875Opened[1]
12 February 1951Closed to passengers[1]
1 July 1963Closed[1]
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

The buildings were demolished soon after closure and no trace now remains, though a single track remains in use by Mid-Cheshire Line trains between Chester and Manchester Piccadilly. These now join the former BJR line at Mickle Trafford Junction, as the former CLC line to Chester and on to the steelworks and paper mill at Shotton was finally closed in October 1992 (having latterly been used for freight traffic only to allow direct access to both plants from the north).


Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Chester Northgate
Line and station closed
  Cheshire Lines Committee
Mid-Cheshire line
  Barrow for Tarvin
Line open, station closed

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Station Name: Mickle Trafford East". Disused Stations. Retrieved 20 February 2017.

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