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Desford railway station

Place Newtown Unthank
Area Hinckley and Bosworth

52°37′55″N 1°16′59″W / 52.632°N 1.283°W / 52.632; -1.283Coordinates: 52°37′55″N 1°16′59″W / 52.632°N 1.283°W / 52.632; -1.283

Grid reference SK486041
Original company Leicester and Swannington Railway
Pre-grouping Midland Railway
Post-grouping London, Midland and Scottish Railway
18 July 1832 (1832-07-18) First station opened as Desford Lane
by 26 April 1833 Renamed Desford
27 March 1848 Resited
7 September 1964 (1964-09-07) Station closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
UK Railways portal

Desford railway station was a railway station in Leicestershire, England on the Leicester and Swannington Railway, which later became part of the Midland Railway's Leicester to Burton upon Trent Line. The original station opened on 18 July 1832; originlly named Desford Lane, it was renamed Desford by 26 April 1833.[1] This station was closed on 27 March 1848, being replaced by a new station, also named Desford, sited 135 metres (148 yd) to the west of the original.[1] The station was about 0.6 miles (1 km) northeast of Desford village, close to the hamlet of Newtown Unthank.

British Railways closed the station on 7 September 1964[1] but the line remains open for freight traffic.


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Line open, station closed |- style="text-align: center;" | Kirby Muxloe
Line open, station closed||Midland Railway
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