Printout from The Last Main Line:

British Rail notice: withdrawal of passenger services, March 1969

British Rail notice: withdrawal of passenger services, March 1969

L1757. The British Rail notice that finally signalled the end for the Last Main Line. Although in September 1966 the Great Central had effectively ceased to exist, the Nottingham to Rugby service was retained, and following the closure of Nottingham Victoria in September 1967, Arkwright Street became the new terminus for this short lived act of mercy. Printed in March 1969, this notice heralded the demise of the Line's final service, and on May 3rd of that year the formerly bustling Great Central stations at Leicester, Lutterworth, Rugby and Loughborough all fell silent.
qkwNotice
alt_title
themessocio-economic context
subjectNotice - handbill
Railway Companies - British Railways
railways - railway closure
Publisher
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorcorporatename - British Rail
Datecreation - March 1969
TypeFliers (Printed matter) - Handbills
Formatdimension.H - 250mm
dimension.W - 157mm
IdentifierMisc. 542
SourceRecord Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
LanguageEN
Relationpart of - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland collection
CoverageLocation.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
period - March 1969
RightsBRB (Residuary) Ltd