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Etruria station is a closed station in Stoke-on-Trentmarker, Staffordshire, which served the areas of Etruriamarker and the larger district of Newcastle Under Lymemarker. It closed on 30 September 2005.

The station was opened 9 October 1848 by the North Staffordshire Railway and was modified by them in the 1870s when the Potteries Loop Line was constructed and remains in that condition.
The station was an island platform situated underneath a bridge carrying the A53, approximately one mile north of Stoke-on-Trent stationmarker.

Its train services were suspended in May 2003 during the upgrade of the West Coast Main Linemarker.

Central Trains did not restart services to Etruria when the work was finished and continued with bustitution, although First North Western reintroduced a limited service, beyond what was contractually required.

After already low passenger numbers dwindled even further, closure was proposed by the Strategic Rail Authority in February 2004. The closure was granted approval by the Department for Transportmarker on 21 July 2005. The final train was Northern Rail unit 323226 which left at 07.16 to Manchester Piccadillymarker. The closure was condemned by Transport 2000.

The platforms and steps were still in situ as of May 2007 although signage and platform objects were removed in June 2006.

As of December 2008, nothing remains of Etruria station that would be noticed by the casual observer, the platform having been demolished to permit the straightening of the track and remove a 60mph speed restriction.


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