Dunstable Town railway station

Dunstable Town railway station
Dunstable Town
Location
Place Dunstable
Area Central Bedfordshire
Operations
Original company Great Northern Railway
Pre-grouping Great Northern Railway
Post-grouping London and North Eastern Railway
Platforms 1
History
1 October 1860 (1860-10-01) Opened as Dunstable Church Street
1 January 1927 Renamed Dunstable Town
26 April 1965 Closed
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Dunstable Town railway station (originally Dunstable Church Street) was a station on the Great Northern Railway branch line from Hatfield. It served the town of Dunstable until the passenger service ceased in 1965 under the Beeching axe.

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History

A 1902 Railway Clearing House map of railways in the vicinity of Dunstable Town (upper left, shown here as Church Street)

The station opened on 1 October 1860, being named Dunstable Church Street. It was renamed Dunstable Town on 1 January 1927, and closed on 26 April 1965.[1]

The line has never been legally decommissioned between Luton and Dunstable, although it is no longer in use. Dunstable is now one of the largest towns in south-east England without a railway connection.[2] The station was immortalised in 1964 in the song "Slow Train" by Flanders and Swann. The station was on Station Road.

There was also a nearby station at Dunstable North on the same line.

Other stations

Other stations on the branch include:

References

  • Steam World magazine, June 2006
  1. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 86. ISBN 1 85260 508 1. R508. 
  2. ^ Bedfordshire and Luton Archives and Records Service, British Railways Board.

External links

Coordinates: 51°53′12″N 0°30′38″W / 51.8866°N 0.5106°W / 51.8866; -0.5106


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