The East & West Junction railway (E&W) proposed a new line from a junction with the Northampton & Banbury Junction
Railway at Greens Norton to Stratford Upon Avon.
In 1864 Lady Palmerson came and cut the first sod. The E&W became a part of the SMJ in January 1st, 1909.
An original E+WJR station. Joint with GWR the two lines ran parallel with each other and it wasn't unknown for rival trains to race each other along this section! Re-signalled in 1960, a new signal box being constructed, (now itself long gone) the middle platform was almost completely removed to allowing a smooth transition from the GWR to the SMJ to aid the flow of goods trains across to the new south curve at Stratford.
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