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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.

Saughall
Location
PlaceSealand
AreaFlintshire
Coordinates53°12′54.59″N 2°58′3.09″W / 53.2151639°N 2.9675250°W / 53.2151639; -2.9675250Coordinates: 53°12′54.59″N 2°58′3.09″W / 53.2151639°N 2.9675250°W / 53.2151639; -2.9675250
Grid referenceSJ355690
Operations
Original companyManchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway
Pre-groupingGreat Central Railway
Post-groupingLondon and North Eastern Railway
Platforms2
History
31 March 1890 (1890-03-31)Station opened
1 February 1954 (1954-02-01)Station closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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HistoryEdit

 
The double-tracked line just to the east of the former Saughall station in 1994; shortly before the track was removed.

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.[1][2][3] The signal box had a 21-lever frame and closed on 21 July 1957.[3]

From this station, services from North Wales could stop at Chester Northgate, the Chester terminus of the Cheshire Lines Committee, or continue on the line through Northwich to Manchester Central.

Passenger and freight services ceased on 1 February 1954[4] when the station was completely closed.

Even though steelmaking operations at the Corus plant at Shotton ceased in March 1980,[5] 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.[2][4][6] The trackbed is now a cycle way.[4][7]

The station has now been completely demolished.

ServicesEdit

Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Blacon   Chester & Connah's Quay Railway
Great Central Railway
  Sealand

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Saughall's History". SAUGHALL AND SHOTWICK PARK PARISH COUNCIL. 15 August 2009.
  2. ^ a b "Station Name: SAUGHALL". Disused Stations. 15 August 2009.
  3. ^ a b Mitchell & Smith 2013, map XXIV
  4. ^ a b c Mitchell & Smith 2013, fig. 64
  5. ^ "Shotton Steelworks and Garden City". Retrieved 6 October 2008.
  6. ^ Oppitz 1997, p. 111
  7. ^ "Cycleway at Saughall". Chester Walls. 15 August 2009.

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