Aldin Grange for Bearpark railway station


Aldin Grange for Bearpark railway station

Infobox UK disused station
name = Aldin Grange for Bearpark


caption =
manager = London and North Eastern Railway
locale = Durham
borough = County Durham
line = North Eastern Railway
manager =
owner = London and North Eastern Railway
platforms =
latitude =
longitude =
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years = May 1833
events = Station opens as Aldin Grange
years1 = 19 June 1884
events1 = Station renamed Aldin Grange for Bearpark
years2 = 1 May 1927
events2 = Station renamed Bearpark
years3 = 1 May 1939
events3 = Station closes to regular traffic
years4 = 26 April 1954
events4 = Last Miners' Gala excursion
years5 = 1966
events5 = Closure to goods

Aldin Grange for Bearpark railway station was a railway station that operated in the North Eastern English county of County Durham. Located on the Lanchester Valley Railway, the station opened in 1883 as Aldin Grange, and was renamed Aldin Grange for Bearpark about a year later. In 1927 its name was changed to Bearpark. The station closed to passengers in 1939, although miners' gala excursions used the line until 1954, and freight then used the line until 1965.

History

Opened as part of the North Eastern Railway, it became part of the London and North Eastern Railway during the Grouping of 1923, and that company withdrew regular passenger services in 1939. Occasional excursions to the Durham Miners Gala joined the goods and Bearpark Colliery traffic until the last gala excursion in 1954, after the line had passed to the Eastern Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948. Goods traffic continued until 1966 and the line was lifted in 1967.

The Site Today

Today the site is a popular walk, the Lanchester Valley Railway Path. Nothing of the station remains.

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References


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* Sub Brit page [http://www.subbrit.org.uk/sb-sites/stations/b/bearpark/index.shtml]

*Lanchester Valley Railway Path [http://www.durham.gov.uk/DurhamCC/usp.nsf/pws/Durham%2BWildlife%2BSites%2B-%2BLanchester%2BValley%2BRailway%2BPath]


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