2022

TL2324 : Stevenage railway station

taken 2 years ago, near to Stevenage, Hertfordshire, England

Stevenage railway station
Stevenage railway station
Stevenage railway station, photographed around half an hour before sunset on a September evening. The brick towers house lifts, which provide step-free access to the station platforms.
Stevenage Station

Stevenage station serves the town of Stevenage. The station is 44.4 km north of London Kings Cross on the East Coast Main Line. Stevenage is managed and served by Great Northern. It is also served by Hull Trains and Virgin Trains East Coast.
The present station was opened on 26 July 1973 by Shirley Williams, then MP for Stevenage, replacing the previous station, which was 1,500 m to the north, and further away from the centre of the new town. The station was built by British Rail.
The original station opened in 1850.

Stevenage :: TL2623

Stevenage was the first new town to be designated under the New Towns Act in 1946, to provide housing and employment for people moving out from overcrowded conditions in London. Previously a large village dating back at least as far as the Domesday Book in the 11th Century, development of the new town started in earnest during the 1950s.

The town's shopping precinct, opened in 1959, was the first purpose-built pedestrianised shopping area in the UK.

Stevenage was designed with motor traffic in mind. The town has an extensive network of segregated pedestrian and cycle paths.

For more information, see LinkExternal link

East Coast Main Line

The East Coast Main Line is a 393 mile long high speed electrified railway between London and Edinburgh, via Peterborough, Doncaster, York and Newcastle. It was constructed between 1846 & 1871 by several different rail companies.
Wikipedia: LinkExternal link


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This photo is linked from: Automatic Clusters: · Stevenage Railway Station [27] · Platform [21] · Access to Platform [3] Title Clusters: · Stevenage railway station [10] ·
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TL2324, 243 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
Malc McDonald   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Sunday, 25 September, 2022   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 9 October, 2022
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 2347 2404 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:54.0739N 0:12.4085W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 2347 2403
View Direction
North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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