Ayot St Peter Station

By V Richards

The Hatfield to Luton service near Ayot 4th July 1953
The signal box, around 1950
Another view of the signalbox
The signal box and track 1962
The remains of the station after the fire in 1948
A 1948 ticket stub

Ayot St Peter had a railway station on the Welwyn Garden City to Luton line. The station was called just plain “Ayot” and was located on the Ayot St Peter Road.

A fire broke out at the station in July 1948, and most of the buildings were destroyed. The station closed for passengers on 26 September 1949, although passenger trains used the line until 1965.

The old station car park is now the car park for the Ayot Greenway, a popular walking route that follows the disused railway line from Ayot to Wheathampstead.

A really interesting history of the station, details of the line and many photos can be found at www.disused-stations.org.uk/a/ayot/index.shtml

 

This page was added on 11/05/2010.

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