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1840  Stockton and Hartlepool Railway
Opened to freight.
1870  City of Glasgow Union Railway
Four platform terminus, Dunlop Street opened (temporary version of St Enochs)
1870  City of Glasgow Union Railway
Opened between Pollockshields and Dunlop Street. Main line services start to use the new station, local services continue to use Bridge Street.
1885  Leven Railway
New Leven station opened
1964  Vale of Llangollen Railway
Llangollen and Corwen Railway
Corwen and Bala Railway
Bala and Dolgelly Railway
Aberystwyth and Welch Coast Railway
Closed to all freight, GPO mails contract expired.

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This day in history

View east at Alves station on the Aberdeen - Inverness line on 12 December 1978. The station closed in May 1965 and the station building is now a private residence. The track has also been relaid through the centre of the formation since the photograph was taken [see image 6173].

View east at Alves station on the Aberdeen - Inverness line on 12 December 1978. The station closed in May 1965 and the station building is now a private residence. The track has also been relaid through the centre of the formation since the photograph was taken [see image 6173].


Peter Todd [1978]


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Former railway goods facilities... where? [Added 11 December 2017]

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Key events

December 2017 First electric services run on Edinburgh - Glasgow main line.
Manchester's Ordsall Curve opens to traffic.
September 2017 Testing of ScotRail 'New Era' modified HST services.
August 2017 Half of Waterloo station's platforms closed for extension work.
June 2017 HS2/WCML franchise - shortlist of bidders announced.

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Britain's 100 Best Railway Stations

ASIN 024197898X
Publisher Viking
Published 2017-09-28
Author(s) Simon Jenkins

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Night Trains: The Rise And Fall Of The Sleeper

ASIN 1781255601
Publisher Profile Books
Published 2018-02-01
Author(s) Andrew Martin

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British Rail In The 1980s And 1990s: Diesel Locomotives And Dmus

ASIN B077QBGK4K
Publisher Amberley Publishing
Published 2017-11-23
Author(s) Kenny Barclay

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Top 10 Of Everything 2018

ASIN 0600635147
Publisher Hamlyn
Published 2017-09-28
Author(s) Paul Terry

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