Louth railway closure was among UK’s worst says report

The infamous axeing of the railway in Louth is ranked as the second worst national closure in a new league table of Dr Beeching’s infamous railway cuts in the 1960s.

On the 50th anniversary of the Beeching Report ailway author David Spaven has compiled Beeching’s worst closures for the April issue of Modern Railways magazine. Louth railway station was on the East Lincolnshire Line from Peterborough to Grimsby.

David said: “The closure of the East Lincs Line left a large swathe of country – including the important town of Louth – without trains, with the surviving Skegness line providing a very indirect route to south east England.”

The Reshaping of British Railways report was published by the British Railways Board on March 27 1963.