Tonge and Breedon railway station

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Tonge and Breedon
Tonge Station - geograph.org.uk - 1247858.jpg
Former Station
Location Tonge, North West Leicestershire
England
Coordinates 52°48′41″N1°22′58″W / 52.8114°N 1.3829°W / 52.8114; -1.3829 Coordinates: 52°48′41″N1°22′58″W / 52.8114°N 1.3829°W / 52.8114; -1.3829
Grid reference SK416239
Other information
StatusDisused
History
Original company Midland Railway
Pre-grouping Midland Railway
Post-grouping London, Midland and Scottish Railway
Key dates
1874Line opened
22nd Sept 1930Passenger service withdrawn
1939Line becomes Melbourne Military Railway
1945Line returned to LMS
21 May 1980Line closed to freight traffic

Tonge and Breedon railway station was a station at Tonge that served the adjacent village of Breedon-on-the-Hill, Leicestershire, England. It was on a Midland Railway line built in 1874 from Melbourne to a junction on the Leicester to Burton upon Trent Line near Ashby de la Zouch.

In 1930 passenger services were withdrawn and the Midland's successor, the London, Midland and Scottish Railway, was using the line only for freight services. During the Second World War the line became the Melbourne Military Railway. In 1945 the War Department returned the line and station to the LMS.

In 1980 British Railways closed the line and by the 1990s the track had been dismantled. The trackbed through the former station is now part of National Cycle Route 6.

Route

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Worthington
Line and station closed
  Midland Railway
Melbourne line
  Melbourne
Line and station closed

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