Newport railway station (Shropshire)


Newport railway station (Shropshire)
Newport (Shropshire)
Location
Place Newport
Area Telford and Wrekin
Coordinates 52°45′44″N 2°22′15″W / 52.762190°N 2.370969°W / 52.762190; -2.370969Coordinates: 52°45′44″N 2°22′15″W / 52.762190°N 2.370969°W / 52.762190; -2.370969
Grid reference SJ750183
Operations
Original company Shropshire Union Railways and Canal Company
Pre-grouping London and North Western Railway
Post-grouping London, Midland and Scottish Railway
London Midland Region of British Railways
Platforms 2
History
1847 Opened
7 Sept 1964 closed for passengers
1967 Closed completely
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
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Newport (Shropshire) station was a railway station serving the Shropshire market town of Newport that was situated on the Stafford to Shrewsbury Line (which ran between Shrewsbury and Stafford stations via Wellington). It closed in 1967 and the line was lifted.

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History

The London and North Western Railway leased the line between Stafford and Wellington from the Shropshire Union Canal and Railway Company until 1922 when it was absorbed by the London, Midland and Scottish Railway, with the line closing in 1967 as a result of the Beeching Axe.

Restoration

Due to Newport's proximity to the new town of Telford and the cities of Wolverhampton, Birmingham and Stoke-on-Trent, Newport is seen as a potential commuter town, but the absence of a station is a loss to the town. However, ever since the reinstatement of the line as far as Telford International Freight Park at Donnington, the reopening of Newport's station is seen "definitely be feasible"[1], this would mean that freight that is currently routed through Wolverhampton to reach Scotland and the north, could benefit from a line through Newport to the West Coast Main Line at Stafford, thereby freeing up capacity from Telford to the West Midlands conurbation.

The line is in the top 36 'Lines that should reopen' listing published by the Campaign for Better Transport.[2]

Neighbouring stations

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Donnington   London, Midland and Scottish Railway
Stafford to Shrewsbury Line
  Gnosall

References


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