Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 1RW

Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 1RW

Date of visit: 6th March 2020

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The station was opened by the Great Central Railway on 15 March 1899, built to the standard GCR arrangement of having an island platform set between the two main running lines. The platforms are 400 feet (120 m) long, capable of accommodating consists of up to 8 coaches and/or mail vans. The station buildings are unique on the preserved railway, the only station with a complete canopy, the longest in railway preservation. The station was closed by British Rail under the Beeching Axe, on 5 May 1969.

Reopened by the Great Central Railway as part of the restored heritage railway in 1974, train services currently run south from the station to Leicester North. Within the station complex, the station buildings, original GCR signal box sited to the north, and the three original water tanks are all Grade II listed.

Location Information

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Location – UK Postcode LE11 1RW
Location – OS Grid Ref: 454354, 319302
Location – Latitude / Longditude: 52.768583, -1.195833
Location – Northing / Westing 52°46’06.9″N 1°11’45.0″W