another cache for the series.
The station was on the Midland Counties Railway main line to Rugby, and it opened at some point between 1840 and June 1842. In 1844 the Midland Counties joined the North Midland Railway and the Birmingham and Derby Junction Railway to form the Midland Railway.
In 1857 the Midland completed a new main line south to Hitchin and the Leicester – Rugby section of the Midland Counties was relegated to a branch. British Railways closed the Leicester – Rugby line and its stations, including Countesthorpe which closed on 1 January 1962.