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Railway Passenger Services (Closures)
27 April 1970
Volume 800
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asked the Minister of Transport if he will circulate in the OFFICIAL REPORT a list of railway passenger services on which closure notices have been issued under the terms of the 1962 and 1968 Transport Acts, together with the dates of the publication of such notices, of the Transport Users' Consultative Committee hearings, of the Ministerial decisions, and of the implementation of these decisions, bringing the details published in the OFFICIAL REPORT on 28th February, 1966 and 21st December, 1966 up to date.

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For the reasons given in my predecessor's answer to the hon. Member for Barkston Ash (Mr. Alison) on 3rd February, 1969, it is not possible to bring the 1966 information up to date in its original form. The procedure for the examination of closure proposals before publication has been overtaken by the consideration for grant aid under Section 39(1) of the Transport Act, 1968. However, the closure procedure under Section 56 of the 1962 Act remains essentially the same, and the up-to-date

PROPOSALS FOR CLOSURE OF RAILWAY PASSENGER SERVICES OF WHICH NOTICE WAS GIVEN UNDER SECTION 56 OF THE TRANSPORT ACT 1962 BETWEEN 1ST JUNE, 1963 AND 21ST APRIL, 1970
1.2.3.4.5.6.
ProposalDate of publicationDate of last day of hearingDate of report received by MinisterDate of decisionDate of withdrawal
Harrogate-Northallerton23. 9.642. 3.6514. 5.6515. 9.666. 3.67
Sheffield (Victoria)-Aylesbury Town-Woodford Halse-Barn-bury (except (a) between Sheffield Victoria and Woodhouse, (b) Nottingham (Arkwright Street)-Rugby (Central).12. 8.6522.10.652.12.6520. 4.66 (Nottingham (Victoria) station consented to on 20.4.67 in Netherfield and Colwick-Nottingham (Victoria) closure proposal)5. 9.66
†leeds-Doncaster9. 9.6512. 1.661. 3.665. 7.676.11.67
†leeds City-Cudworth-Sheffield22. 4.6627. 9.669.11.6628.7.671.1.68
Ecclesfield West station, Yorkshire27. 5.6620.10.663. 8.676.11.67
Hemingborough station, Yorkshire5. 8.6629.11.6617. 1.6718, 8.676.11.67
*Wressle station, Yorkshire
Leeds Central station, Yorkshire29. 7.6520.10.6622. 3.6730. 4.67
Leeds/Bradford-Ilkley6.12.6327. 5.644. 8.65republished
9.10.68
Woodburn Junction-Aldwarke Junction.9. 9.661.12.6614. 6.674. 9.67
Stanningly station, Yorkshire24.11.6615. 3.6721. 4.6717.11.671. 1.68
*Huddersfield-Leeds9.12.664. 5.676. 6.6727.1.69
Cambridge-St. Ives-March20.12.6324. 3.6426. 5.6419. 9.666. 3.67
(part consent)
Felixstowe Beach station, Suffolk9. 5.6425. 8.6416.10.6419.10.675. 5.68
26. 5.67
†Cambridge-Ipswich13. 8.6514.12.652. 3.6627. 7.662. 1.67
Shelford-Marks Tey23. 4.6512. 8.6527.10.6519. 9.666. 3.67
(part consent)
Oxford-Bletchley-Cambridge7. 2.6421. 7.6428.10.648. 7.651. 1.68
(Oxford-Bletchley and Bedford-Cambridge. Rail services continue Bletchley-Bedford
Dereham-King's Lynn21. 5.659.11.6425. 1.6613. 5.689. 9.68
King's Lynn-Wisbech East13. 8.6511. 1.6631. 3.6614. 5.689. 9.68
Low Street station, Essex4. 6.6623. 8.6618.10.6627. 1.675. 6.67
Ardleigh station, Essex7.10.666. 2.6725. 9.676.11.67
*Cleethorpes-New Holland Pier Barton-on-Humber-New Holland Town19. 7.6312.11.6321. 1.64
2nd
29.12.6618.4.6716.5.672.6.69
Cleethorpes-Inimingham Dock19. 7.6312.11.6321. 1.642. 6.696.10.69
2nd
29.12.6618.4.6716.5.67
†Derby Midland-Sheffield Midland Nottingham Midland-Sheffield Midland27. 1.6410. 6.645.12.6414. 9.662. 1.67
list of closure proposals, omitting those on which the procedure was shown to be completed in the answers given on 28th February and 21st December, 1966, is as follows.—[Vol. 777, c.9; Vol. 725, c. 202-204, 204-218; and Vol. 738, c. 339–346.]

1.2.3.4.5.6.

Proposal

Date of publication

Date of last day of hearing

Date of report received by Minister

Date of decision

Date of withdrawal

Lincoln Central-Woodhall-Firsby19. 7.6326.11.6310. 2.64
2nd
26.1.6823.5.6831.7.6812.12.69 (part consent)
Peter-Grimsby10. 3.6415. 9.6414.12.64
Firsby-Skegness2nd
Welloughby-Mablethorpe26.1.6823.5.6831.7.68
†Leicester London Road-Welling borough Midland Road.24. 9.6428. 9.6528.10.6531. 8.671. 1.68
Netherfield and Colwick-Nottingham (Victoria).20. 1.6520. 7.6521. 8.6520. 4.673. 7.67
South Aylesbury Halt, Bucks30.12.659. 6.6621. 7.665. 4.675. 6.67
Killamarsh-Pyewipe Junction27. 1.6619. 7.665. 8.663. 1.676. 9.64
Tuxford West Junction-Tuxford North Junction.
Shirebrook Junction-Warsop Junction.
Tipton St. Johns-Exmouth20. 8.6425. 2.658. 4.6522.12.656. 3.67
Okehampton-Bere Alston1.10.6426. 4.6518. 6.6521. 4.666. 5.68
Sidmouth Junction-Sidmouth20. 8.6412. 2.6524. 3.6522.12.656. 3.67
Bodmin Road/Bodmin North-Padstow.21.10.654. 5.669. 6.6615. 9.6630. 1.67
Three Bridges-Groombridge18.10.6316. 6.6425. 3.6519. 9.662. 1.67
Ashford-New Romney29.10.6523. 2.6619. 4.6615. 9.666. 3.67

*Maiden Newton-Bridport

7.10.655. 4.662. 6.661. 6.67
St. Leonards West Marine station, Sussex.1.10.662.12.6616. 1.6730. 5.6710. 7.67
†Newcastle-Carlisle27. 8.6514.12.6523. 2.6614. 9.662. 1.67
(part consent)
Ferry hill station, Durham22.11.6517. 3.6620. 4.6612.12.666. 3.67
†Newcastle-Alnmouth-Berwick3. 3.6623. 3.666. 8.6628. 9.6729. 1.69
Alnmouth-Alnwick
(1 station refused)
Seaton Carew station, Durham6. 5.6613.10.6618.11.6614. 7.67
†Derby-Tamworth-Birmingham9. 9.647.10.6518.10.6516. 8.674. 3.68
(1 station refused)
†Birmingham (New Street)-Leicester-Nottingham.2.10.6418. 3.6510. 8.6516. 8.674. 3.68
4.11.6523.11.65(1 station refused)
†Crewe-Dcrby30.10.652.12.6516.12.6515. 7.666.11.66
(part consent)
Birmingham (Snow Hill)-Priest field-Wolverhampton (Low Level).13. 5.6621. 9.6610.10.6615.11.674. 3.68
(part consent)
Birmingham (Snow Hill)/Moor Street-Henley-in-Arden-Stratford-upon-Avon.13. 5.6612.10.6619.10.6631. 5.68
Wrexham-Chester-New Brighton20.11.6524. 2.6629. 3.6620. 3.689. 9.68
17.2.6621.3.66(part consent)
Stanley Junction-Kinnaber Junction.18. 8.6517.11.6523.12.6530.11.664. 9.67
†Glasgow (Queen Street)- Edinburgh (Waverley).10.12.658. 6.6618. 7.661. 2.676. 3.67
(1 station refused)
Gails Halt, Ayrshire9.12.652. 6.664. 7.6619.10.662. 1.67
Ardrossan Montgomerie Pier-Stevenston Junction.31.12.6522. 4.6631. 5.6622. 2.686. 5.68
Ardrossan Town station and line between Castlehill Junction and Parkhouse Junction.31.12.6522. 4.6631. 5.6624.10.671. 1.68
Kingskettle station, Fife31.12.656. 4.663. 5.6616. 3.67 4. 9.67

*Springfield station, Fife

Elliot Junction station, Angus2. 2.6612. 5.6614. 6.6626. 6.674. 9.67
Easthaven station, Angus
West Ferry station, Angus
†Chester-Holyhead15.10.6417. 3.6523. 4.6510.11.6514. 2.66
(part consent)
Falkirk Camelon station, Stirling2. 2.662. 9.6626. 9.6621. 6.674. 9.67
Upper Greenock station, Renfrew18. 4.6621. 9.6617.10.6629.12.665. 6.67

1.2.3.4.5.6

Proposal

Date of publication

Date of last day of hearing

Date of report received by Minister

Date of decision

Date of withdrawal

Aviemore-Craigallachie-Keith/Elign.27.11.6317. 6.6413. 7.648. 9.6418.10.65
27. 5.6613. 7.6614. 9.676. 5.68
Ibrox station, Lanark18. 4.6621. 9.6617.10.6629.12.666. 2.67
Laurencekirk station, Kincardineshire.28. 4.6619.10.6611.11.665. 6.674. 9.67
Arkleston Junction-Renfrew Wharf20. 6.6621. 9.6617.10.6629. 3.675. 6.67
Edinburgh-Hawick-Carlisle17. 8.6617.11.6621.12.6615. 7.686. 1.69
Kilmarnock-Ayr27.10.6625. 1.6728. 2.6721.10.683. 3.69
(1 station refused)
Grangemouth Branch Junction-Grangemouth.8.12.663. 3.6730. 3.6729.12.6729. 1.68
Larbert-Alloa9.12.663. 3.6730. 3.6730.11.6729. 1.68

*†Liverpool Lime Street-St. Helens-Wigan North Western.

2. 1.6430. 6.6529. 7.6520.12.67

*Liverpool Exchange-Fazakerley-Wigan Wallgate.

15.11.639. 7.6529. 7.6520.12.67
†Manchester-Chinley-Derby5. 3.6418. 6.6423. 4.6514. 9.666. 3.67
3. 3.6526. 3.65(part consent)
Buxton Midland-Millers Dale7.11.633. 3.6526. 3.6514. 9.666. 3.67
Liverpool Central-Gateacre12. 3.6423. 9.6413.10.6421. 4.66

*†Stockport-EdgeIey-Stalybridge

6. 8.6428. 1.6522. 2.6520.12.67

*Manchester-Victoria-Oldham-Rochdale.

22.12.65
Royton-Royton Junction2.10.647. 9.6528. 9.6526. 7.6718. 4.66
(part consent)
†Manchester Central-Chinley-Sheffield.1.10.6428. 4.6526. 5.6516. 9.66
18. 5.65(part consent)

*Liverpool Lime Street-Tyldesley-Patricroft-Manchester Exchange.

22.10.642. 3.67
Manchester Exchange-Hudders-field.6. 4.653. 5.658. 5.68
Manchester Exchange-Stalybridge-Greenfield.2.10.6413. 4.6518. 6.6528. 4.697.10.68
(part consent)
Todd Lane Junction station, Lanes.6. 8.6527. 1.6616. 2.6617. 5.687.10.68
Manchester Central station, Lanes.28. 4.6623. 6.668. 7.6611. 8.675. 5.69
†Birkenhead Woodside-Chester-Helsby7. 7.6622. 9.6625.10.664. 8.676.11.67
(part consent)
†Carnforth-Carlisle12. 8.663.11.6630.11.669. 4.681. 7.68
†Ormskirk-Preston6.10.6612. 1.673. 2.673. 7.696.10.69
(part consent)
Corstorphine-Edinburgh Waverley22.12.665. 4.6727. 4.6725.10.671. 1.68
Penarth-Cadoxton16.12.6622. 3.6717. 4.671. 2.684. 5.68
Kilnhurst Central station, Yorkshire.23.12.6616. 5.6715. 6.6730.11.675. 2.68
Hurst Green-Lewes16. 8.68
Tunbridge Wells-Lewes28.12.6626. 4.6721. 6.67(part consent)5. 5.69
Hurst Green-Tunbridge Wells

*1. 1.69

New Mills Central-Hayfield29.12.6631. 3.675. 5.6712. 6.695. 1.70
Marple Wharf Junction-Maccles-field.
(part consent)
Grendon Underwood Junction-Ashenden Junction.5. 1.6720. 3.6714. 7.675. 9.66

*Bristol (Temple Meads)-Severn Beach.

10. 2.6714. 6.6714. 7.6711. 6.69
Dunfermline Lower-Stirling22. 3.6728. 9.6723.10.6730. 5.687.10.68
Scawby and Hebaldstow station Lines.10. 3.6724. 7.6724.11.675. 2.68
Barnby Dun station, Yorks.16. 3.6731. 5.6726. 7.674. 9.67
Manchester Piccadilly-Sheffield30. 3.6715. 6.6727. 6.677. 8.695. 1.70
Victoria via Woodhead.17.10.6721.11.67(part consent)
North Wylam station and section of line Scotswood Junction-West Wylam Junction, Northumber-land.31. 3.671. 9.6712. 9.6721.11.6711. 3.68
Trowell Junction-Long Eaton Junction.31. 3.6724. 7.6730. 8.6713.11.67
North Erewash Junction-Trent station North Junction.

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Proposal

Date of publication

Date of last day of hearing

Date of report received by Minister

Date of decision

Date of withdrawal

Chester Northgate-Mickle Trafford Junction.6. 4.6724. 5.6819. 6.6821.10.686.10.69
Ashfotd-Ore21. 4.676. 9.671.12.677. 8.69
Barrow Shipyard station and associated lines.20. 4.6731. 8.6726. 9.6729. 7.687.10.68
Stratford-on-Avon-Gloucester28. 4.673. 8.6714. 8.6719.12.6725. 3.68
Matlock-Chinley North Junction5. 5.6726. 9.6715.11.6722. 4.681. 7.68
Badminton station, Gloucester12. 5.6719. 9.6718.10.6722. 4.683. 6.68
March-Wisbech19. 5.6710.10.678.12.6714. 5.689. 9.68
†Manchester-Wigan-Southport25. 5.6717.11.6714.12.6727. 5.689. 9.68
(1 station consented to) *2. 6.69
Tyldesley-Springs Branch11. 5.6723. 8.6726.10.671. 1.68
†Andover-Salisbury11. 5.6731.10.6714. 2.6818. 7.689. 9.68
(part consent)
†Preston-Barrow/Windermere9. 6.674.10.6720.10.6722.10.683. 2.69
(part consent)
Whitland-Pembroke Dock29. 6.6711.10.676.11.67
Leuchars South Junction-St. Andrews.30. 6.672.11.6723.11.6726. 7.686. 1.69
†Crewe-Preston8. 7.6724. 1.6813. 2.6826. 6.696.10.69
Denton Junction-Droylsden Junetion.20. 7.6726.10.6722. 4.681. 7.68
Nottingham-Rugby Central28. 7.6712.12.678. 2.6823. 1.695. 5.69
Hailsham-Polegate9. 8.6728.11.6716. 2.6817. 5.689. 9.68
Castleford Cutsyke station10. 8.6728.12.6715. 5.687.10.68
Dundee-Newport on Tay15.11.6715. 2.6818. 3.6812. 8.685. 5.69

*Central Wales Line

22.11.6715. 5.6826. 6.6827. 8.69
Eastleigh-Romsey30.11.6719. 3.6815. 6.6828.10.685. 5.69
Stratford-on-Avon-Worcester27.10.6729. 2.6812. 3.6814.10.685. 5.69
King's Lynn-Hunstanton1.12.6724. 4.687. 6.6818.12.685. 5.69
Lowestoft-Yarmouth1.12.6725. 9.6827.11.6828. 5.69
Wymondham-Dereham12. 1.6829. 5.6815. 7.6819. 3.696.10.69

*Norwich-Sheringham

1.12.6717. 7.683. 9.6820. 8.69
Wareham-Swanage5.12.6714. 5.682. 8.6823. 1.69
Alton-Winchester8.12.6718. 4.682. 8.68
Ayr-Heads of Ayr21.12.671. 3.6818. 3.683. 7.689. 9.68
Darlington-Richmond26. 1.687. 6.6817. 7.6811.11.683. 3.69
Mountfield Halt9. 2.684. 7.6822.10.689. 4.696.10.69
Pemberton Junction-Hindley No.2 Signal Box.1. 4.6818. 6.685. 7.684. 6.6914. 7.69
Hull-Bridlington-Scarborough3. 4.6821.11.6813. 1.6929. 7.695. 1.70
(part consent)
Barnstaple Junction-Ilfracombe9. 5.689.10.686.11.6823.12.69
Manchester Exchange station30. 5.687. 8.6810. 9.6827.11.685. 5.69
Wembley Loop Line6. 6.6820.11.684. 2.6917. 7.691. 9.69
Tyldesley Loop Line18. 7.6815.10.685.11.6813. 2.695. 5.69
†York-Manchester2. 8.6827. 2.6924. 4.699. 9.695. 1.70

*Edinburgh Waverley-North Berwick.

16. 8.6820.11.6823.12.6810. 9.69
Taunton-Minehead23. 8.6828.11.6831.12.6819. 3.70
Thornton Junction-Leven31. 8.6815. 1.6910. 2.6912. 6.696.10.69
†Bradford-Keighley9.10.6822. 5.6911. 7.69
Bradford/Leeds-Likley(republished)
†Bristol-Bath11.10.6822. 1.6927. 2.695.11.695. 1.70
Paignton-Kingswear15.11.686. 3.6918. 4.69
†Skipton-Carlisle22.11.6825. 3.6918. 4.6928.11.69

*Westenhanger station

29.11.6823. 3.6919. 5.6911. 9.69
Yate South Junction-Bristol East Junction.22.11.6813. 3.6912. 5.6929.12.69
Cowdenbeath-Kinross-Perth6.12.6819. 3.6914. 4.6910.10.695. 1.70
Bangor-Caernarvon9.12.681. 5.693. 6.693.10.695. 1.70
Romford-Upminster11.12.6823. 7.698.10.69
Bolton-Bury-Rochdale12.12.686. 6.6926. 6.69
Kirkham-Fleetwood12.12.681. 5.6920. 5.6926. 2.70
Exeter-Okehampton13.12.6818. 9.6914.10.69
Bridgend-Treherbert13.12.6815. 5.6923. 6.69

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Proposal

Date of publication

Date of last day of hearing

Date of report received by Minister

Date of decision

Date of withdrawal

*†Cardiff-Newport-Gloucester-Cheltenham.

13.12.6816. 7.6925. 8.6931.12.69
Cambridge-St. Ives13.12.6815. 4.6914. 5.6912. 2.70
Marks Tey-Sudbury13.12.684. 7.6913. 8.69
Kidderminster-Bewdley-Hartle-bury.13.12.6814. 3.6928. 3.691.10.695. 1.70
Colne-Skipton20.12.6824. 6.6911. 8.6919.12.692. 2.70
High Wycombe-Bourne End21.12.6815. 6.693. 7.6917. 2.70
Bamber Bridge Junction-Todd Lane Junction-Preston East.11. 8.6924.10.695. 2.70
Lostock Hall Junction-Todd Lane Junction.
Wrexham Exchange Signal Box-Wrexham Central.6. 9.6927. 1.7024. 2.70
Falmouth station, Cornwall4.10.691. 1.702. 4.70
Marylebone-High Wycombe-Aylesbury.25. 2.70

PROPOSALS ON WHICH THE BOARD GAVE NOTICE BUT TO WHICH NO OBJECTIONS WERE LODGED
Aintree Central station, Lancs.
Kirkham North Junction Signal Box-Manton-Blackpool South Signal Box.
Trent station, Lincs.
Easter Road Park Halt.
Lanark Racecourse Halt.
Denton Junction and Stalybridge-Dunkinfield.
Padgate Junction-Sankey Junction.
Wath Road Junction-Goose Hill Junction.
Royston Junction-Thornhill Junction.
Nuneaton Abbey Junction-Nuneaton Midland Junction.
Derby Junction-Spondon Junction.
Derby South Junction-Derby North Junction.
Laisterdyke West Junction-Bowling Junction.
Sellafield-Egremont.
Fort William station, Inverness.

*Minister refused consent to closure.

†Withdrawal of services from certain stations.