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Beeching Reversal – Reinstating Beeston Castle And Tarporley Station

This is one of the Beeching Reversal projects that the Government and Network Rail are proposing to reverse some of the Beeching cuts.

Beeston Castle and Tarporley station was on the Crewe and Chester Line.

  • The station was closed in 1966.
  • The station was situated almost exactly half-way between Crewe and Chester stations.
  • If it were to be reinstated, Beeston Castle and Tarporley would be the only intermediate station.
  • Wikipedia says reinstatement will cost £3 million.

This Google Map shows the site of the station.

Note, that the station appeared to have been, where the A49 crosses the railway and the Shropshire Union Canal.

This Google Map shows an enlargement of the site.


  1. If canal boats are for hire in the North-West corner of the map, someone will like a convenient station.
  2. The former platforms are just about visible.
  3. Is there enough space for the required car parking?

There’s even a handy cafe for the builders.


It doesn’t appear to be the most challenging station to reinstate.

August 2, 2020 Posted by | Transport | , | 3 Comments