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This article is about the former railway station in Staffordshire. For the railway station in Lancashire, see Silverdale railway station.
Silverdale
Location
Place Silverdale, Staffordshire
Area Newcastle-under-Lyme
Grid reference SJ816467
Operations
Pre-grouping North Staffordshire Railway
Post-grouping London, Midland and Scottish Railway
London Midland Region of British Railways
Platforms 2
History
May 1863 Opened
2 March 1964 Closed to passengers
9 January 1967 Closed to goods
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
A B C D–F G H–J K–L M–O P–R S T–V W–Z
UK Railways portal

Silverdale railway station was a railway station that served the village of Silverdale, Staffordshire, England. It was opened by the North Staffordshire Railway in 1863 and closed to passengers in 1964.[1]

In its later years, the station was used by staff operating trains to and from the adjacent colliery. For this purpose, a large rail loader was built.[2]

Today, only the restored platforms are still in place. The station building has been rebuilt at the Apedale Heritage Centre.[2]

On 21 August 2009, work on Silverdale station platforms was observed with brickwork being repaired or repointed and they have now been restored as part of a railway footpath to Newcastle-U-Lyme.

Alt text
Brickwork under repair on the platform
Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Keele   North Staffordshire Railway
Stoke-Market Drayton Line
  Crown Street Halt

References[edit]

  1. ^ Christiansen, Rex; Miller, R. W. (1971). The North Staffordshire Railway. Newton Abbot: David & Charles. ISBN 0-7153-5121-4. 
  2. ^ a b Ballantyne, Hugh (2005). British Railways Past & Present: North Staffordshire and the Trent Valley. Past & Present Publishing Ltd. ISBN 1-85895-204-2. 

Coordinates: 53°01′01″N 2°16′34″W / 53.017°N 2.276°W / 53.017; -2.276


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