MANSFIELD: Television profiling evokes memories of station battle

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As one of the East Midlands’ rail pioneers, October 1964 was a sad month for Mansfield as it was struck off the national network.

Following the publishing of the Beeching Report in March 1963, a number of routes that were loss making, or where there was deemed to be ample road provision to cope, were identified as being surplus to requirements.

It left the town as the biggest in Britain without a railway station as the Nottingham-Mansfield-Worksop route was discontinued after 115 years.


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