Smallford railway station
Smallford railway station was a station on the former St Albans Branch Line in the UK. The station opened as Springfield in 1866, and was renamed in 1879. The station closed permanently on New Year's Day 1969 when a haulage contract ended with a local scrap merchant, but it had already closed to passengers in 1951. The single platform still exists alongside the Alban Way rail trail, as does the ticket office, located in an adjacent builders' yard.
Platform remains on the Alban Way
|Area||City and District of St Albans, Hertfordshire|
|Pre-grouping||Hatfield and St Albans Railway|
London Midland Region of British Railways
|1951||closed for passengers|
|1 January 1969||Closed for freight|
|Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom|
|Closed railway stations in Britain|
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In November 2012 it was announced that the Smallford Residents’ Association (SRA) had received £9,900 from the Heritage Lottery Fund for a project named "Bringing the History of Smallford Station to Life", led by volunteers from the local area, and focusing on the history of Smallford Station, the branch line it served, and the impact this had on nearby communities. Jeff Lewis, SRA chair, said the association was excited at the thought of finding people who recall the station and branch line when they were operating and capturing their memories for posterity.
A website was set up in February 2013, to provide a location where the complete history of the station can be found www.smallford.org
- Catford, Nick; Disused Stations: Smallford; accessed 2007-08-27
- "Lottery Grant to Bring History of Smallford Station to Life". St Albans & Harpenden Review. 22 November 2012. Retrieved 25 November 2012.
|Preceding station||Disused railways||Following station|
|Hill End||Great Northern Railway
Hatfield and St Albans Railway
|Nast Hyde Halt|