Market Street Halt railway station

Market Street Halt
Location
Place Kidsgrove, Staffordshire
Area Newcastle-Under-Lyme
Grid reference SJ842543
Operations
Original company North Staffordshire Railway
Post-grouping London, Midland and Scottish Railway
London Midland Region of British Railways
Platforms 1
History
1 July 1909 Opened
25 September 1950 Closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Market Street Halt was the smallest station to serve the town of Kidsgrove, Staffordshire, England. It was opened in 1909 and located on the Potteries Loop Line. [1] At first it was used by trains in both directions but was later served only by northbound trains due to the severe gradient, being a 1 in 40 climb southbound.[1]

Although only a halt, it had a considerable length of platform and modest wooden buildings, plus an old NSR carriage used as a waiting room.[2]

The halt closed in 1950 and the trackbed is now part of the Potteries Greenway.[3]

References

  1. ^ a b Christiansen, Rex; Miller, R. W. (1971). The North Staffordshire Railway. David & Charles. p. 124. ISBN 0715351214. 
  2. ^ Jeuda, Basil (1986). Memories of the North Staffordshire Railway. Chester: Cheshire Libraries. p. 62. ISBN 0904532216. 
  3. ^ Ballantyne, Hugh (2005). British Railways Past & Present: North Staffordshire and the Trent Valley. Past & Present Publishing Ltd. ISBN 1858952042. 
Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Kidsgrove Liverpool Road
Line and station closed
North Staffordshire Railway
Line and station closed

Coordinates: 53°05′11″N 2°14′17″W / 53.08643°N 2.23819°W / 53.08643; -2.23819


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