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PostSubject: Although it served a lightly   Mon Aug 01, 2011 4:43 pm

In 1893 another of Edward Watkin's railways, the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway, had been authorised to build a new 92-mile (148 km) line from its existing station at Annesley in Nottinghamshire south to Quainton Road.[14][85] Watkin had intended to run services from Manchester and Sheffield via Quainton Road and along the Metropolitan Railway to the MR's station at Baker Street.[14] Following Watkin's retirement in 1894, the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway obtained permission for a separate station near Baker Street at Marylebone, and the line was renamed the Great Central Railway (GCR).[14] The new line joined the existing MR just north of Quainton Road, and opened to passengers on 15 March 1899.[14]

Although it served a lightly populated area, the opening of the GCR made Quainton Road an important junction station at which four railway lines met.[86] The number of passengers using the station rose sharply.[87] It had many passengers in comparison to other stations in the area.[88] In 1932, the last year of private operation, the station saw 10,598 passenger journeys, earning a total of £601 (about £30,900 as of 2011) in passenger receipts.[34][88]



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