Thorney railway station

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Thorney
Location
Place Thorney
Area City of Peterborough
Operations
Original company Peterborough, Wisbech and Sutton Bridge Railway
Pre-grouping Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway
Post-groupingMidland and Great Northern Joint Railway
Platforms2
History
1 August 1866 [1] Opened
2 December 1957Closed for passengers
28 December 1964closed for freight
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

Thorney railway station was a station in Thorney, Cambridgeshire on the Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway line between Peterborough and Wisbech.

Thorney, Cambridgeshire village in the United Kingdom

Thorney is a village about 8 miles (13 km) east of Peterborough city centre, on the A47 in England.

Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway Former Railway Company, based in the United Kingdom

The Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway (M&GNJR) was a railway network in England, in the area connecting southern Lincolnshire and north Norfolk. It developed from several local independent concerns and was incorporated in 1893. It was jointly owned by the Midland Railway and the Great Northern Railway, and those companies had long sponsored and operated the predecessor companies.

Peterborough City and unitary authority in England

Peterborough is a cathedral city in Cambridgeshire, England, with a population of 196,640 in 2015. Historically part of Northamptonshire, it is 75 miles (121 km) north of London, on the River Nene which flows into the North Sea 30 miles (48 km) to the north-east. The railway station is an important stop on the East Coast Main Line between London and Edinburgh. The city is also 70 miles (110 km) east of Birmingham, 38 miles (61 km) east of Leicester, 81 miles (130 km) south of Kingston upon Hull and 65 miles (105 km) west of Norwich.

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Eye Green   Midland and Great Northern
Peterborough Line
  Wryde

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References

  1. Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 228. ISBN   978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC   60251199.

Coordinates: 52°37′27″N0°06′31″W / 52.6241°N 0.1087°W / 52.6241; -0.1087

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