Wheathampstead Railway Station, St. Albans

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Wheathampstead railway station was a railway station serving Wheathampstead on the Great Northern Railway branch line to Dunstable. While little of it remains now, east of Wheathampstead is the Ayot Greenway which follows what was the line towards Welwyn Garden City.

The station opened with the rest of the Hatfield section of the line on 1 September 1860. Although a small goods yard and cattle dock were built, the close proximity of the road and housing meant that it remained a single platform only, with no passing loop unlike the stations at Harpenden East and Ayot. The station closed to passengers in 1965 with the track lifted a short time afterwards.

Local volunteers, with financial support from the Parish Council, local businesses and local residents, have restored the platform. A short length of railway line has been laid, together with a restored wagon, a platform shelter, information boards and a picnic table. The site is included in the Wheathampstead Village Centre Heritage Trail.
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  • Small little restored railway, good place to visit if your near by. There's a free car park in the village that is close by, easy walking distance. 
    Small little restored railway, good place to visit if your near by. There's a free car park in the village that is close by, easy walking distance.  more »
  • Wheathampstead Railway Station was on the railway line from Welwyn Garden City to Luton and Dunstable. Thanks to Dr Beeching the railway closed in 1965 and it is unlikely to repoen. Silver lining... 
    Wheathampstead Railway Station was on the railway line from Welwyn Garden City to Luton and Dunstable. Thanks to Dr Beeching the railway closed in 1965 and it is unlikely to repoen. Silver lining...  more »
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  • Lovely place it's been restored to its former glory! Worth a visit!
  • Nice historical venue, good level of history available on boards to read.

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