Printout from The Last Main Line:

The south bay platforms at Leicester Central, circa 1965.

The south bay platforms at Leicester Central, circa 1965.

L3101. Most of the London Extension's intermediate stations closed in 1963/64 after stopping services on the route were withdrawn. Following this move, the bay platforms at Leicester Central Station were no longer required and eventually fell into disuse. This image shows the southern bay platforms sometime around 1965. Looking at the rusted rails, it is clear that no trains have used the bays for some time.
qkwRailway Station
alt_title
themesengineering achievements and industrial archaeology
subject
Railway Companies - British Railways
railway facilities - railway stations
railway stations - platforms
Railway tracks - buffer stops
Publisher
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorattribution - Leicester Railway Historical Society
Datecreation - circa 1965
TypePhotographs - Colour
Formatdimension.H - 23mm
dimension.W - 35mm
IdentifierDE 4871/6/112
SourceRecord Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
LanguageEN
Relationpart of - DE 4871/6
CoverageLocation.Creation Site - Leicester Central Station, Leicester (O.S. Ref: 458100 304700)
Location.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
point - circa 1965
RightsBeattie, M. W.