Station Name: WORLESTON


[Source: Paul Wright]

Date opened: 1.10.1840
Location: North side of Station Road just west of its junction with Main Road (B5074)
Company on opening: Grand Junction Railway
Date closed to passengers: 1.9.1952
Date closed completely: 30.11.1959
Company on closing: British Railways (London Midland Region)
Present state: The station building on the Chester bound line is still extant and in use as a private dwelling. The platforms have been demolished.
County: Cheshire
OS Grid Ref: SJ657572
Date of visit: 28.5.2006

Notes: The station was situated on the Grand Junction Railway which opened between Crewe and Chester on 1.10.1840. It is assumed to have opened with the line in 1840 although there are no detailed timetables until June 1842; it was originally called Nantwich. It was situated a couple of miles distant from the town of Nantwich and when that town got its own station in 1858, on a different line, it was renamed as Worlaston on 1.9.1858 and corrected to Worleston in May 1852..

The station had two platforms with a sturdy brick built building on the Chester bound platform. Wooden waiting facilities were provided on the Crewe platform. Both platforms where linked by a footbridge.

The station would have been served mainly by local trains. The station closed in 1952 probably because of its remote location. A goods service was maintained until November 1959

To see other stations on the Crewe - Chester line click on the station name: Calverley, Beeston Castle & Tarporley, Tattenhall, Waverton 1st
& Waverton 2nd.


Worleston Station looking east before October 1911
Copyright photo from John Alsop collection

Worleston Station looking west in May 1977
Copyright p
hoto by Nigel Mundy

Worleston Station looking west in May 2006 - little change in 30 years since the picture above apart from the removal of two chimney stacks.
hoto by Paul Wright

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[Source: Paul Wright]

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