Last Truly Closed Station

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When was the last time a station was truly closed with no alternative? I want to say it was the station on the WCML whose name escapes me.

Ignore situations like Angel Road which was replaced by Meridian Water or IBM where its a single user station with no user. Also Parliamentary stations need not apply.
 
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trains last stopped at Norton Bridge in 2004 but not officially closed until 2017

Folkestone Harbour was in use until 2009 but was officially closed in 2014
 

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Actually it's Etruria, which lasted a year later than Norton Bridge.

trains last stopped at Norton Bridge in 2004 but not officially closed until 2017

Folkestone Harbour was in use until 2009 but was officially closed in 2014
Folkestone Harbour was last served by regular trains in 2001.
 

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True, but it doesn't really match the OP's criteria because it wasn't being used by normal passenger trains.


Yes, compared to 2004 for Norton Bridge.
Etruria didnt drag on with a replacement bus sevice though did it? It shut and that was it.
 

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but they have been replaced by the DLR (from King George IV branch) and Crossrail
Not direct replacements. King George V DLR opened a year before North Woolwich shut, and is on a completely different line. Same goes for Silvertown and London City Airport. The only one that will have Crossrail service (Silvertown though the Crossrail route runs through the site of the former station, there won't be a Crossrail station) is Custom House, which I deliberately didn't mention for that reason.
 

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Not direct replacements. King George V DLR opened a year before North Woolwich shut, and is on a completely different line. Same goes for Silvertown and London City Airport. The only one that will have Crossrail service (Silvertown though the Crossrail route runs through the site of the former station, there won't be a Crossrail station) is Custom House, which I deliberately didn't mention for that reason.
The DLR line serves the same area, just much better. You can still take a train to Canning Town and Stratford as with the previous North London Line service, and it's only a short walk from the previous North Woolwich and Silvertown stations.
 
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Since March 2018 there has been no replacement bus through Norton bridge - it was Norton Bridge, followed by Etruria. The OP states ‘truly closed with no alternative’, you could argue there was an alternative to Norton Bridge, and it was actually served 5 months after its closure by an alternative

** Norton bridge formally closed on 10/12/17 therefore was served 3 1/2 months after closure
 

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The DLR line serves the same area, just much better. You can still take a train to Canning Town and Stratford as with the previous North London Line service, and it's only a short walk from the previous North Woolwich and Silvertown stations.
That was the fairly definite view of London travelwatch when the closure consultation took place. They reckoned it was only an issue for a minority who lived very near the closed station, but otherwise it was an improvement.
 
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Still open, albeit with a much reduced service. Did you mean Newhaven Marine (for which it could be argued the remaining Newhaven stations are an alternative)?
Technically couldn’t you order a taxi from Newhaven marine to Newhaven harbour? And it was actually served just not for passenger use.
 

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Technically couldn’t you order a taxi from Newhaven marine to Newhaven harbour?
It was supposedly the case, but did anyone ever do that, apart from certain folk creating "colourful" weblogs?

And it was actually served just not for passenger use.

A moot point as to whether any station that is "served" by trains that passengers can't travel on, or join/alight from, is/was indeed actually being "served".

Anyhoo, Newhaven Marine is now closed. Newhaven Harbour isn't yet closed. For now, anyways.
 

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Etruria didnt drag on with a replacement bus sevice though did it? It shut and that was it.
Bustitution is still closure, though. There was a time when you could catch trains from Etruria but not Norton Bridge. If a station looks it's closed, and smells like it's closed...
 

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Depends on semantics doesn't it.
Maybe the part where the OP mentioned 'no alternative' might be instructive. ;)

Mind you, Norton Bridge has lost its bus service as well as rail service. But an alternative was still provided at the time of closure. I think there's an implication that it has to all close in one go.
 

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By no alternative I meant no alternative, to try and avoid the inevitable discussions about the edge cases with a bus service once every fourth Thursday or whatever other variations on that theme. Same goes for the cases where metro lines replaced heavy rail.

So the last time a station was truly expunged from the rail network.
 

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Altofts (closed 1990) had no replacement built, with bus replacement being covered by the existing bus network and no dedicated "Rail Replacement" service provided.

Similarly, Clayton West and Skelmanthorpe (both closed 1983) had no dedicated replacement bus service, with demand being adequately covered by existing bus services.
 

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By no alternative I meant no alternative, to try and avoid the inevitable discussions about the edge cases with a bus service once every fourth Thursday or whatever other variations on that theme. Same goes for the cases where metro lines replaced heavy rail.

So the last time a station was truly expunged from the rail network.
Etruria then I think? September 2005, no replacement.
 
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