Friday, July 03, 2015

Vanished Leicester: Humberstone Road station

Copyright © Dennis Calow
Humberstone Road was the first station north of Leicester London Road on the Midland main line.

It closed in 1968, but for many years afterwards you could see this ticket office standing empty at street level below the embankment where the platforms had been.

Eventually it was taken down brick by brick and rebuilt at Shenton station on the preserved Battlefield Line in the west of the county.

There it serves as a station building for the line's southern terminus and an information point for the nearby Bosworth battlefield.

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