- Chester Northgate railway station
Chester Northgate Site of the former Chester Northgate Station in 2010 Location Place Chester Area Cheshire West and Chester Coordinates Coordinates: Grid reference SJ405669 Operations Original company Chester and West Cheshire Junction Railway Pre-grouping Cheshire Lines Committee Post-grouping Cheshire Lines Committee Platforms 2 History 1 May 1875 Station opened 6 October 1969 Station closed Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom Closed railway stations in Britain
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Chester Northgate is a former railway station in Chester, Cheshire that was a terminus for the Cheshire Lines Committee and Great Central Railway. It was the city centre's second station with trains to Manchester, Birkenhead and North Wales.
The station, which was located on Victoria Road in the Newtown area of the city, was originally planned by the West Cheshire Railway in 1865. A year later the company was acquired by the Cheshire Lines Committee. It opened the station on May 1, 1875 for train services to Manchester Central on the Mid-Cheshire Line via Northwich. The CLC track crossed the London, Midland and Scottish Railway and Great Western Railway line over a flying junction at Mickle Trafford.
In 1890 the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway (renamed Great Central Railway in 1897) completed the 6 miles (9.7 km) Chester & Connah's Quay Railway to Hawarden Bridge. Services from Chester Northgate ran to Connor's Quay via Blacon; and also to Wrexham General and New Brighton, Wirral.
A triangle junction outside the station allowed trains to either terminate at Chester Northgate or pass through the city without stopping. During the Second World War, the station served military personnel that were based at RAF Sealand and at Blacon Camp.
In 1969 a level junction was installed at Mickle Trafford so Manchester trains could be diverted to Chester General.
The station closed on October 6, 1969Northgate Arena.. The site is now occupied by the
Although Chester Northgate closed, the line it once served remained open for another 25 years. It was used by the Corus steelmaking plant at Shotton until March 1980. Freight continued to pass the former station on a double-tracked line until 20 April 1984. Goods services resumed on a single-track line on 31 August 1986 before final closure in the early 1990s.. The trackbed is now a cycle way.
Preceding station Disused railways Following station Mickle Trafford East Cheshire Lines Committee Terminus Disused railways Terminus Chester & Connah's Quay Railway
Chester Liverpool Road
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- ^ "Shotton Steelworks and Garden City". http://www.bbc.co.uk/wales/northeast/sites/flintshire/pages/steel.shtml. Retrieved 6 October 2008.
- ^ Oppitz, Leslie (1997). Cheshire Railways Remembered. Countryside Books. p. 111. ISBN 1-85306-458-0.
- Awdry, Christopher, "Encyclopedia of British Railway Companies", Guild Publishing, 1990, reference CN 8983.
- Butt, R.V.J., "The Directory of Railway Stations", Patrick Stephens Ltd, Sparkford, England, 1995, ISBN 1-85260-508-1.
- Biddle, Gordon (1981). "Chapter 1 – North Cheshire & The Peak". Railway Stations in the North West. Clapham, Yorkshire: Dalesman. p. 9, fig. 2. ISBN 0 85206 644 9. – photo of station platforms and roof
Closed railway stations in Cheshire St Helens and Runcorn Gap Railway Birkenhead Railway Chester to CreweWaverton · Tattenhall Road · Beeston Castle and Tarporley · Calveley · Worleston Macclesfield to MarpleBollington · Higher Poynton · Middlewood Higher Northwich to SandbachBillinge Green Halt · Middlewich · Cledford Bridge Halt Winsford and Over Branch LineWhitegate · Winsford and Over Whitchurch and Tattenhall RailwayWaverton · Tattenhall · Broxton · Malpas · Grindley Brook Halt Sandbach to KidsgroveWheelock and Sandbach · Hassall Green · Lawton Warrington and Altrincham Junction RailwayWarrington Arpley · Latchford · Thelwall · Lymm · Heatley & Warburton Mid-Cheshire LineChester Northgate · Mickle Trafford East · Barrow for Tarvin Chester & Connah's Quay Railway Helsby to Mouldsworth JunctionHelsby and Alvanley · Manley Nantwich to Market DraytonCoole Pilate Halt · Audlem · Coxbank Halt Wirral LineUpton-by-Chester · Mollington · Ledsham Other stationsAlsager Road · Balderton · Betley Road · Bosley · Burton Point · Collins Green · Culcheth · Ditton · Macclesfield Hibel Road · Minshull Vernon · Moore · Mow Cop and Scholar Green · Newchurch Halt · North Rode · Over and Wharton · Preston Brook · Radway Green and Barthomley · Sutton Weaver · Willaston
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