Station Name: BALDERTON


[Source: Paul Wright]

Date opened: First appeared in timetable July 1901
Location: On the north side of Lache Lane
Company on opening: Great Western Railway
Date closed to passengers: 3.3.1952
Date closed completely: 1.11.1954
Company on closing: British Railways (London Midland Region)
Present state: Demolished
County: Cheshire
OS Grid Ref: SJ376623
Date of visit: 12.11.2005

Balderton was opened in 1901 as a local station on the GWR's main line to the north on the section between Chester General and Wrexham General. The station would have been served by local services between the two towns whilst London to Birkenhead expresses would have thundered through.

Balderton was located at a level crossing just to the east of the nearby village. It would have consisted of two platforms with fairly limited facilities. The station closed to passengers in 1952.

Today this former main line that saw Birkenhead to London Paddington expresses is a single track shadow of its former self.

To see the other stations on the Chester General - Wrexham General line click on the station name: Rhosrobin Halt, Gresford, Rossett, Pulford & Saltney


The site of Balderton Station looking north in November 2005
hoto by Paul Wright




[Source: Paul Wright]

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