List of North Staffordshire Railway halts

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The North Staffordshire Railway (NSR) had a number of halts and non-public timetable stations. Halts were small, unstaffed stations with few, if any, facilities. Non-public timetable stations were stations that did not feature in the publicly advertised railway timetable and were, for example, for internal railway use only or only served by excursion trains rather than regular services.

Many of the NSR halts opened in the early 20th century when the NSR introduced railmotor services in an attempt to rival the bus and tram services that were developing in Stoke-on-Trent.[1]

Name Grid reference & co-ordinates Opened Closed Line Preceding station Next station Notes
Cliffe Vale Halt SJ 870 463
53°0′53″N 2°11′41″W / 53.01472°N 2.19472°W / 53.01472; -2.19472
1 March 1865 1 August 1865 Stoke–Macclesfield Etruria Stoke-on-Trent Very short lived station introduced with opening of Potteries Loop Line to Hanley. Closed after five months as use did not meet expectations.[2][3]
Carter's Crossing Halt SJ 884 446
52°59′57″N 2°10′26″W / 52.99917°N 2.17389°W / 52.99917; -2.17389
1907 1921 Stoke–Derby Fenton Stoke-on-Trent NSR company use only by workers at Stoke railway works, no actual platform or buildings.[4]
Keele Park SJ 792 438
52°59′30″N 2°18′38″W / 52.99167°N 2.31056°W / 52.99167; -2.31056
26 October 1896 5 March 1907 Stoke–Market Drayton Madeley Road Keele Excursion traffic only, mostly for race days at Keele Park racecourse.[5]
Crown Street Halt SJ 822 466
53°1′1″N 2°15′57″W / 53.01694°N 2.26583°W / 53.01694; -2.26583
1 May 1905 7 June 1949 Stoke–Market Drayton Silverdale Newcastle-under-Lyme Sometimes referred to as Silverdale (Crown Street).[6] Opened in conjunction with the introduction of the railmotor services between Silverdale and Trentham.[7]
Knutton Halt SJ 836 466
53°1′0″N 2°14′42″W / 53.01667°N 2.24500°W / 53.01667; -2.24500
1 May 1905 20 September 1926 Stoke–Market Drayton Silverdale Newcastle-under-Lyme Opened in conjunction with the introduction of the railmotor services between Silverdale and Trentham.[7]
Liverpool Road Halt SJ 846 467
53°1′3″N 2°13′50″W / 53.01750°N 2.23056°W / 53.01750; -2.23056
1 May 1905 2 March 1964 Stoke–Market Drayton Silverdale Newcastle-under-Lyme Opened in conjunction with the introduction of the railmotor services between Silverdale and Trentham.[7] (Not to be confused with Kidsgrove Liverpool Road)
Brampton Halt SJ 849 465
53°0′57″N 2°15′51″W / 53.01583°N 2.26417°W / 53.01583; -2.26417
1 May 1905 2 April 1923 Stoke–Market Drayton Silverdale Newcastle-under-Lyme Opened in conjunction with the introduction of the railmotor services between Silverdale and Trentham.[7]
Hartshill and Basford Halt SJ 863 462
53°0′47″N 2°12′18″W / 53.01306°N 2.20500°W / 53.01306; -2.20500
1 May 1905 20 September 1926 Stoke–Market Drayton Newcastle-under-Lyme Stoke-on-Trent Opened in conjunction with the introduction of the railmotor services between Silverdale and Trentham.[7]
Whieldon Road Halt SJ 882 445
52°59′54″N 2°10′34″W / 52.99833°N 2.17611°W / 52.99833; -2.17611
1 May 1905 30 September 1918 Stoke–Stafford Trentham Stoke-on-Trent Opened in conjunction with the introduction of the railmotor services between Silverdale and Trentham.[7] Only served by trains from Stoke.[8]
Mount Pleasant Halt SJ 881 439
52°59′34″N 2°10′42″W / 52.99278°N 2.17833°W / 52.99278; -2.17833
1 May 1905 30 September 1918 Stoke–Stafford Trentham Stoke-on-Trent Opened in conjunction with the introduction of the railmotor services between Silverdale and Trentham.[7]
Sideway Halt SJ 881 433
52°59′13″N 2°10′43″W / 52.98694°N 2.17861°W / 52.98694; -2.17861
1 May 1905 2 April 1923 Stoke–Stafford Trentham Stoke-on-Trent Opened in conjunction with the introduction of the railmotor services between Silverdale and Trentham.[7]
Market Street Halt SJ 842 543
53°5′11″N 2°14′15″W / 53.08639°N 2.23750°W / 53.08639; -2.23750
1 July 1909 25 September 1950 Loop Line Kidsgrove Liverpool Road Newchapel and Goldenhill Also known as Kidsgrove Market Street.[9]
Knypersley Halt SJ 878 568
53°6′30″N 2°10′59″W / 53.10833°N 2.18306°W / 53.10833; -2.18306
1 October 1914 11 July 1927 Biddulph Valley Line Biddulph Black Bull
Chell Halt SJ 880 529
53°4′25″N 2°10′47″W / 53.07361°N 2.17972°W / 53.07361; -2.17972
3 November 1890 1923 Biddulph Valley Line Black Bull Ford Green & Smallthorne Non-public timetable station; only for the use of workers at the nearby Chatterley Whitfield colliery.
Mossley Halt SJ 884 616
53°9′8″N 2°10′28″W / 53.15222°N 2.17444°W / 53.15222; -2.17444
1919 13 July 1925 Biddulph Valley Line Congleton Biddulph
Hanford Road Halt SJ 873 414
52°58′11″N 2°11′21″W / 52.96972°N 2.18917°W / 52.96972; -2.18917
28 March 1910 1 May 1913 Trentham Park branch Trentham Park Trentham No goods facilities. Opened in conjunction with the opening of the branch to Trentham Park; closed only three years later due to low usage owing to competition from bus traffic.[10]

ReferencesEdit

Notes

  1. ^ Christiansen & Miller (1971), pp. 110–112.
  2. ^ Quick (2009), p. 128.
  3. ^ Baker (1986), p. 63.
  4. ^ Quick (2009), p. 116.
  5. ^ Quick (2009), p. 229.
  6. ^ Quick (2009), p. 353.
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h Christiansen & Miller (1971), p. 114.
  8. ^ Quick (2009), p. 409.
  9. ^ Quick (2009), p. 231.
  10. ^ Christiansen & Miller 1971, p. 115.

Sources

  • Baker, Allan C. (1986). The Potteries Loop Line: an illustrated history. Burton upon Trent: Trent Valley. ISBN 0-948131-21-7.
  • Christiansen, Rex & Miller, Robert William (1971). The North Staffordshire Railway. Newton Abbot, Devon: David & Charles. ISBN 0-7153-5121- 4.
  • Quick, Michael (2009) [2001]. Railway passenger stations in Great Britain: a chronology (4th ed.). Oxford: Railway and Canal Historical Society. ISBN 978-0-901461-57-5. OCLC 612226077.