Rocester railway station

Rocester railway station was located at Rocester gbmapping|SK109393 in Staffordshire.

It was opened in 1849 by the North Staffordshire Railway on its Churnet Valley Line between North Rode and Uttoxeter.

In 1852 the NSR built a branch to Ashbourne via Norbury. This was met in 1899 by the Ashbourne Line from Buxton built by the LNWR.

The aim of the LNWR was to run expresses from Buxton to London, as well as gaining access to Derby and the East Midlands. In fact the expresses never materialised, being no more than through coaches attached to other trains at Uttoxeter. Even in LMS days when the trains ran through from Buxton to Rocester, they were timetabled as different services which included a "through coach."

Passenger services to Ashbourne finished in 1954 and freight ended in 1956. The Churnet Valley Line closed in 1964.

ee also

* Cromford and High Peak Railway


* Bentley, J.M., Fox, G.K., (1997) "Railways of the High Peak: Buxton to Ashbourne (Scenes From The Past series 32)," Romiley: Foxline Publishing

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