Saughall railway station
Saughall was a railway station on the former Chester & Connah's Quay Railway between Chester Northgate and Hawarden Bridge. It was 0.63 miles (1.01 km) from the village of Saughall, Cheshire. Although it was named for the village, it was actually in Flintshire, Wales.
|Original company||Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway|
|Pre-grouping||Great Central Railway|
|Post-grouping||London and North Eastern Railway|
|31 March 1890||Station opened|
|1 February 1954||Station closed|
|Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom|
|Closed railway stations in Britain|
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The station opened on 31 March 1890 by the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway (which was renamed Great Central Railway in 1897). The station had a building with two adjacent side platforms and two goods sidings. The signal box had a 21-lever frame and closed on 21 July 1957.
Passenger and freight services ceased on 1 February 1954 when the station was completely closed.
Even though steelmaking operations at the Corus plant at Shotton ceased in March 1980, freight continued to pass the former station on a double-tracked line until 20 April 1984. Goods services resumed on a single-track line on 31 August 1986 before final closure in 1992. The trackbed is now a cycle way.
The station has now been completely demolished.
|Preceding station||Disused railways||Following station|
|Blacon||Chester & Connah's Quay Railway
Great Central Railway
- "Saughall's History". SAUGHALL AND SHOTWICK PARK PARISH COUNCIL. 15 August 2009.
- "Station Name: SAUGHALL". Disused Stations. 15 August 2009.
- Mitchell & Smith 2013, map XXIV
- Mitchell & Smith 2013, fig. 64
- "Shotton Steelworks and Garden City". Retrieved 6 October 2008.
- Oppitz 1997, p. 111
- "Cycleway at Saughall". Chester Walls. 15 August 2009.