Station Name: SALTNEY


[Source: Paul Wright]

Date opened: 4.11.1846
Location: On the south side of Chester Street (B5104)
Company on opening: Great Western Railway
Date closed to passengers: 12.9.1962
Date closed completely: 3.04.1967
Company on closing: British Railways (London Midland Region)
Present state: Demolished
County: Cheshire
OS Grid Ref: SJ387651
Date of visit: 12.11.2005
Situated on the GWR main line that linked Chester to Wrexham which opened in 1846 Saltney station was situated only a few miles from Chester General Station and very close to the GWR lines junction with the LNWR Holyhead to Chester line.

Saltney station was situated on an embankment on the south side of the bridge over the B5104. The station closed on 1.1.1917 as a war time economy measure but it did not reopen until 4.7.1932. After nationalisation some British Railways tickets showed it as a halt but it never appeared in timetables as a halt although it was partially unstaffed from 28.5.1956.

Saltney Station closed to passengers on 12.9.1962 and there is nothing left to show it ever existed. The line once the haunt of Birkenhead to London Paddington expresses is still open as 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 & Balderton

Saltney Station in c.1904
Copyright photo from John Alsop collection

The site of Saltney Station looking north east in November 2005
Photo by Paul Wright

Saltney Station site from Street Level, the station was on the right hand side (south) of the bridge.
hoto by Paul Wright




[Source: Paul Wright]

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