Foleshill railway station

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Foleshill
Location
PlaceLockhurst Lane, Holbrooks, Coventry
AreaCoventry
Coordinates52°26′00″N 1°30′18″W / 52.4332°N 1.5049°W / 52.4332; -1.5049Coordinates: 52°26′00″N 1°30′18″W / 52.4332°N 1.5049°W / 52.4332; -1.5049
Grid referenceSP337817
Operations
Pre-groupingLondon and North Western Railway
Post-groupingLondon, Midland and Scottish Railway
Platforms2
History
2 September 1850Opened
18 January 1965Closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Foleshill railway station was a railway station in Foleshill, Coventry, England, built by the London and North Western Railway on the line from Coventry to Nuneaton. The railway station was located in the northern part of Coventry, approximately 3 miles from the city centre, on the northern end of Lockhurst Lane in Holbrooks.

There are a few remnants of the old station, all that can be seen is the remains of one of the platforms and the railway line is still in use by both goods and passenger trains. The station was located directly to the north of the Lockhurst Lane road bridge across the railway. The station also had a signal box located on the down line just to the south of the station immediately before the road bridge, right at the foot of the pedestrian stairs off Lockhurst Lane down to Holbrooks Lane.

Labour Members of Warwickshire County Council have raised the prospect of the station reopening.[1]

Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Daimler Halt
Line open, station closed
  London and North Western Railway
Coventry to Nuneaton Line
  Longford and Exhall
Line open, station closed

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rail Issue 891 p.26