South Lynn Railway Station
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South Lynn Railway Station

South Lynn
South Lynn ex-GE B12-3 4-6-0 on Rail Tour geograph-2846661-by-Ben-Brooksbank.jpg
LNER Class B12/3 No. 61530 at South Lynn in 1954.
Location
PlaceWest Lynn
AreaKing's Lynn and West Norfolk
Grid referenceTF617180
Operations
Original companyEastern & Midlands Railway
Pre-groupingMidland and Great Northern Joint Railway
Post-groupingMidland and Great Northern Joint Railway
Eastern Region of British Railways
Platforms2
History
1 January 1886Opened
2 March 1959Closed to passengers
2 May 1966Closed as a coal depot
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom

South Lynn railway station was a station located in King's Lynn, Norfolk, on the Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway.[1]

History

A 1903 Railway Clearing House map of railways in the vicinity of South Lynn (right)

The Lynn & Sutton Bridge Railway was authorised on 6 August 1861, to build a line between those points.[2] It was opened between King's Lynn and Sutton Bridge in November 1864; passenger trains began on 1 March 1866. The first station after King's Lynn was West Lynn, which was located at the western end of the bridge over the Great Ouse;[3] that station was closed on 1 July 1886.[4] The station at South Lynn was opened on 1 January 1886 along with other improvements in the area.[5]

South Lynn station was closed to passengers on 2 March 1959.[6][7] It was located at the southern end of King's Lynn, and saw far less traffic than King's Lynn railway station.


Routes

The South Lynn railway bridge in 1888
The South Lynn railway bridge in 2006, abandoned and overgrown
Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Clenchwarton
Line and station closed
  Midland and Great Northern   Gayton Road
Line and station closed
Terminus   Midland and Great Northern   King's Lynn
Line closed, station open

See also

References

  1. ^ Conolly, W. Philip (January 1976). British Railways Pre-Grouping Atlas and Gazetteer (5th ed.). Shepperton: Ian Allan. p. 17 section E4. ISBN 0-7110-0320-3. EX/0176.
  2. ^ Wrottesley, A.J. (1981) [1970]. The Midland & Great Northern Joint Railway (2nd ed.). Newton Abbot: David & Charles. p. 19. ISBN 0-7153-8173-3.
  3. ^ Wrottesley 1981, p. 22
  4. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 246. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.
  5. ^ Wrottesley 1981, p. 58
  6. ^ Butt 1995, p. 216
  7. ^ http://www.norfolk.gov.uk/consumption/groups/public/documents/article/ncc037183.pdf

External links

Coordinates: 52°44?09?N 0°23?36?E / 52.7357°N 0.3934°E / 52.7357; 0.3934


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