10 Most Haunted Railway Stations In The UK

September 19, 2018 6:00 AM ‐ ParanormalGhostsTop 10 Most Haunted Lists

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The UK's rail network is the oldest in the world, first opening in 1825 and is the fifth most used train service in the world, with so many journeys and so much history, it's no surprised that many stations are said to be haunted.

Below are ten train stations that have a haunted reputation, they've been ranked in order of the number of reported sightings and the highest number of unique hauntings.

Narrowing down the ten most haunted station in the country is a tricky challenge as many rail station across the UK are reported to be haunted including, York Road Railway Station in Belfast, Moulsecoomb Railway Station in Brighton, North Road Railway Station in Darlington, Middlesbrough Railway Station in Yorkshire, St. Thomas Railway Station in Exeter and Penmere Station in Cornwall, to name just a few.

10. St. Pancras Railway Station, London

St. Pancras Railway Station, London
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London's St. Pancras serves that capital with trains to Sheffield, Nottingham and Kent, as well as services to Europe via the Eurostar. The station is said to be haunted by poltergeist phenomena, workers at the Eurostar terminal reported strange happenings in a corridors that run parallel with Pancras Road. The activity includes doors opening and closing of their own accord and chairs that won't move when people try to push them, as if an unseen presence is sat there.

9. Norwich Railway Station, Norwich

 

Norwich station was originally named Norwich Thorpe and has been helping the people of Norfolk get around the county and into London since 1844. The station has one of the strangest tales of the supernatural associated with it, not the ghost of a human, but an aggressive entity in the form of rat-like creature with large teeth.

8. Carlisle Railway Station, Carlisle

 

This Grade II listed train station is a major hub on the West Coast Main Line and is home to many unexplained phenomenon. Station staff and passengers have reported several ghosts, including a headless man, the ghost of a little boy and the spirit of a woman who is always seen wearing a veil.

7. King's Cross Station, London

Kings Cross Station
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One of the busiest stations in London, thousands of commuters pass through it a day but on occasion some of those rushing through the station have reported seeing the ghost of a woman. She's said to have long, brown hair and is wearing modern clothes.

The story dates back to the late 1980s and those who have witnessed her say they've heard her scream and rushed to her aid, only to find that se disappears without trace. Some believe that the woman might have lost her life in a fire which swept through the station in 1987.

6. Shrewsbury Railway Station, Shrewsbury

 

Built in 1848, Shrewsbury train station is now a Grade II listed building and it's said to have two paranormal hotspots. It's at the entrance from Castle Street and platform three that the ghost of a local councillor has been seen either sitting or standing, seemingly waiting for a train. It said that he was killed when part of the roof collapsed and landed on him.

5. Keynsham Railway Station, Keynsham

 

Keynsham station is on the Great Western Main Line in that serves London Paddington, the station lies between Bath and Bristol is said to be haunted by a phantom locomotive. Railway staff and passengers say they have seen the train pass silently through the station on many occasions. Some have even said that the train's driver was visible in the cab with a concerned expression on his face.

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4. Birmingham New Street Railway Station, Birmingham

 

Birmingham New Street is a major transport hub and the busiest of the three main railway stations in the city, it said that throughout its more than 160 year history, four people have committed suicide, all on platform four. Their ghosts are said to appear on the platform late at night and include the spirit of Walter Hartles, a retired train driver who shot himself and a Victorian man who goes by the name of Claude, who is said to have poisoned himself.

3. Leamington Spa Railway Station, Leamington Spa

 

The present art deco-style station dates back to immediately prior to the Second World War and is well known as a paranormal hotspot, so much so that in 2014 Chiltern Railways appointed Nick Rees as that station's "supernatural liaison officer". It's been said that for year passengers travelling to and from the station have been plagued by ghosts. The most haunted areas include a disused basement on platform three and the upstairs of an office building where staff regularly see and hear things including doors slamming and electrical equipment turning on and off.

2. Liverpool Street Station, London

 

Liverpool Street Station is Central London is said to be haunted by a man in overalls who is said to patrol the dark platforms in the dead of night. It's not just commuters waiting for the last train of the day who have witnessed the figure, staff on night shifts have spotted the spook on CCTV but when a colleague went to investigate, there was no one to be found.

The ghost of the station might not be wandering the platforms alone, it's said that the station is built on one of London's many mass burial grounds, so disturbed spirits could be responsible for many sighting of strange occurrences in the local area.

1. Crewe Railway Station, Crewe

 

Crewe station opened in 1837 and is one of the most historically significant railway stations in the world, it is alleged to be so haunted that the former station manager, Sheila Breeze, recently described one area of the station as "not for the faint-hearted".

Throughout its 180 year history, there have been reports of the patter of children's footsteps, a phantom cat and a there's said to be a general feeling of unease in the north subway near an old lift, that was rumoured to have once been used by Queen Victoria to access a secret private tunnel.

In 2014, Virgin Trains employed a paranormal consultant, Barri Ghai, to detect paranormal activity following the frequent reports of strange goings on. There have been so many tales of unexplained supernatural activity, that for a time the station ran official ghost tours.
This is an ever changing, dynamically updated page. Haunted locations may move up or down the list as new locations are added to our database and scores are reviewed to reflect new activity.
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