Site of the station in 1995
|Original company||Midland Railway|
|Post-grouping||London Midland and Scottish Railway|
|2 October 1848||opened|
|7 September 1964||closed|
|Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom|
|Closed railway stations in Britain|
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Gresley railway station was a railway station at Castle Gresley, Derbyshire on the Leicester to Burton upon Trent Line. The line was built for the Midland Railway and the station opened on 2 October 1848. Originally sited to the west of the road bridge, the station was resited to the east of the bridge c. 1869. Gresley station was closed on 7 September 1964 but the line remains open for freight traffic.
From 1906 to 1927, a branch of the Burton and Ashby Light Railway terminated at the station.
In the 1990s BR planned to restore passenger services between Leicester and Burton as the second phase of its Ivanhoe Line project. However, after the privatisation of British Rail in 1995 this phase of the project was discontinued. In 2009 the Association of Train Operating Companies published a £49 million proposal to restore passenger services to the line that would include reopening a station at Gresley to serve the town of Swadlincote.
|Preceding station||Historical railways||Following station|
Line open, station closed
Leicester to Burton upon Trent Line
Line and station open
Line and station closed
- Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 110. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
- "Connecting Communities – Expanding Access to the Rail Network" (PDF). London: Association of Train Operating Companies. June 2009. p. 19. Retrieved 7 September 2018.
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