'Unusual' station closures

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MidnightFlyer

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A bit of searching over quite a long period of time has led me to find a few examples of stations that had 'unusual' reasons for closure, for example Radipole near Weymouth (http://www.disused-stations.org.uk/r/radipole/index.shtml) was closed due to H&S concerns over its state, and Folkestone Warren was closed twice by landslips year apart (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Folkestone_Warren_Halt_railway_station). Does anyone have any more examples of unusual events or reasons that led to a station clousre?

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There was Blackpool Central which came up in another thread recently, the closure was down to the council thinking they could buy the land off BR and then it could be sold at a premium.

Are you counting stations that are currently opened that have had temporary closures?
 

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I suppose the harbour stations such as Dover Western Docks and New Holland Pier which closed because their respective ferries were replaced by tunnels/bridges.

The first Gatwick Airport station, which closed because the Airport moved up the line (to the racecourse).

Coulsdon North, which possibly closed to provide additional paths on the Quarry line.
 
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A different scenario. Am I right, in thinking that Guide Bridge wasn't repaired following a fire? It is still open; but the station buildings have metal shutters, on them.
 

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A different scenario. Am I right, in thinking that Guide Bridge wasn't repaired following a fire? It is still open; but the station buildings have metal shutters, on them.
What went up in flames was the covered overbridge. The booking office building was repaired/redecorated and the other station buildings are used for iss etc. they have steel shutters on them for security.
 

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I think Gogarth Halt on the Cambrian Coast was closed after the wooden platform was washed into a field. Official closure was some time after the last train stopped there.
 

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Sorry if slightly off topic, but there was a station on the Abbeyhill/Piershill loop line serving Meadowbank Stadium in Edinburgh, opened for the '86 Commonwealth Games, and IIRC closed almost immediately afterwards. Not a particularly unusual reason, I suppose, but a candidate for shortest-lived railway station. There's probably been a thread on that somewhere too!
 

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Cosford has been closed for a while to be rebuilt. The rebuilding was delayed by unexpected concrete found under the platforms. NR have handed it back to LM who have refused to re-open it until shelters and information screens are put in as agreed.
 

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There was Soham, that was demolished rather than closed by an exploding ammunition wagon in 1944. The engine crew involved were killed while drawing a burning wagon safely away from the rest of the train. Both received posthumous GCs, since if the entire train had gone up, there would not be much left of the village.
 

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Indeed, Soham is a sad case. As in some other cases nationwide, I think that the name now brings up the thought of tragedy rather than the actual place.

I'm not going to put limits on this contributions-wise, if you think it fits post it. :)
 

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South Kentish Town station, on what is now the Northern Line of the London Underground, was "temporarily" closed as a result of a strike in the 1920s, but which subsequently never re-opened.
 
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