50 years ago

13th January 1961

PROTESTS TO BR ON PROPOSED CLOSURES

PROPOSALS by British Railways to close all intermediate village stations between Doncaster and March - on the former joint GN and GE line - and the withdrawal of certain stopping passenger trains has already brought a wave of protest from users of the services on the line.

The stations listed to be closed include Finningley, Misterton, Stow Park, Blankney, Metheringham, Digby, Ruskington and Donington.

News contributor Ferroviaphile has written to the Traffic Managers at Doncaster and Lincoln and makes a plea for the retention of Misterton station which, he says, is the largest of all the villages served by the joint line.