Longstone railway station

Longstone railway station

Longstone railway station was a station which served Great and Little Longstone in the Peak District of Derbyshire. It was built in 1863 by the Midland Railway on its extension of the Manchester, Buxton, Matlock and Midlands Junction Railway from Rowsley.

Originally known as "Longstone", in 1913, it was renamed Great Longstone for Ashford (Ashford in the Water). Once the Midland reached Manchester the line carried expresses to London St Pancras and heavy mineral traffic.

It closed in 1962, but the building, designed to match the nearby Thornbridge Hall, survives as a domestic residence, and the trackbed through the station is part of the 8.5 mile Monsal Trail, a walk and cycleway.

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