Great Central Railway






Dates

  /  /1866[South Eastern Railway]
Sir Edward Watkin (of the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway, later the Great Central Railway) becomes chairman.
  /  /1897Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway
Company re-named the Great Central Railway.
15/03/1899[London Extension] (Great Central Railway)
Line opened from Annesley North Junction to Quainton Road, and from Canfield Place to London Marylebone.
01/01/1923North British Railway Edinburgh and Bathgate Railway Great North of Scotland Railway Forth and Clyde Junction Railway Kilsyth and Bonnybridge Railway Gifford and Garvald Railway Newburgh and North Fife Railway Lauder Light Railway Great Central Railway
Grouped into London and North Eastern Railway.
01/02/1958[London Extension] (Great Central Railway)
Route transferred to British Railways London Midland Region.
02/01/1960[London Extension] (Great Central Railway)
Express trains withdrawn from route and replaced with 3 semi fast services.
10/03/1960[London Extension] (Great Central Railway)
Sunday trains withdrawn.
03/03/1963[London Extension] (Great Central Railway)
Local services withdrawn and local stations closed.
  /06/1964[London Extension] (Great Central Railway)
Woodford depot closed.
  /  /1965[London Extension] (Great Central Railway)
Express freights from Annesley to Woodford Halse withdrawn.
05/09/1966[London Extension] (Great Central Railway)
Line closed from Rugby to Quainton Road. Rugby to Nottingham Victoria remains open for local service.
  /09/1967[London Extension] (Great Central Railway)
Nottingham Victoria closed and Rugby service cut back to Arkwright Street.
05/05/1969[London Extension] (Great Central Railway)
Nottingham to Rugby closed.