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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.[1]

Smallford
Smallford Railway Station.jpg
Platform remains on the Alban Way
Location
PlaceSmallford
AreaCity and District of St Albans, Hertfordshire
Grid referenceTL198072
Operations
Pre-groupingHatfield and St Albans Railway
Post-groupingLNER
London Midland Region of British Railways
Platforms1
History
May 1866Opened
1951closed for passengers
1 January 1969Closed for freight
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

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.[2]

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Catford, Nick; Disused Stations: Smallford; accessed 2007-08-27
  2. ^ "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

Coordinates: 51°45′03″N 0°15′58″W / 51.7507°N 0.2660°W / 51.7507; -0.2660