Taken from the information board nearby
The Leicester & Swannington railway was one of the first railways to be built in the world. Opening in 1832. It was engineered by Robert Stephenson. The original station was thought to be the third oldest in the world
The Passenger service here ended in 1928 although coal and oil traffic continued until 1966. The track removed and the station building demolished in 1979.
The line of the railway continues for a mile as a footpath towards Glenfield