Ghost Stations – Disused Railway Stations in Canada

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1. Acton Vale railway station
2. Broadview railway station
3. Carlyle railway station
4. Casino Regina
5. CN Tower (Edmonton)
6. CPR Station (Saskatoon)
7. Essex railway station
8. Farnham, Quebec railway station
9. Fort Qu’Appelle railway station
10. Fort Saskatchewan railway station
11. Glacier, British Columbia
12. Government Conference Centre
13. Hanna Canadian Northern Railway Station
14. Humboldt railway station
15. Jean-Talon railway station
16. Lacolle railway station
17. McGill Street Terminal (Montreal)
18. Moose Jaw Canadian National Railway Station
19. Moose Jaw Canadian Pacific Railway Station
20. Nelson Canadian Pacific railway station
21. North Lake Station
22. Original Union Station (Toronto)
23. Outlook railway station
24. Place Viger
25. Prairie River railway station
26. Prévost, Quebec railway station
27. Radville railway station
28. Red Deer Calgary and Edmonton Railway Station
29. Rigaud (AMT)
30. St. Mary’s Parish Hall
31. Saint-Jean-d’Iberville railway station
32. Saint-Martin (AMT)
33. Salmo railway station
34. Silver Mountain Station
35. Strathcona Canadian Pacific Railway Station
36. Summerhill-North Toronto CPR Station
37. Swift Current railway station
38. Theodore railway station
39. Waldheim railway station
40. Warman railway station
41. Warman railway station
42. Windsor Station (Montreal)
43. Wynyard railway station (Saskatchewan)


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Ghost stations is the usual English translation for the German word Geisterbahnhöfe. This term was used to describe certain stations on Berlin’s U-Bahn and S-Bahn metro networks that were closed during the period of Berlin’s division during the Cold War. Since then, the term has come to be used to describe any disused station on an underground railway line, especially those actively passed through by passenger trains.

An abandoned (or disused) railway station is a building or structure which was constructed to serve as a railway station but has fallen into disuse. There are various circumstances when this may occur – a railway company may fall bankrupt, or the station may be closed due to the failure of economic activitiy such as insufficient passenger numbers, operational reasons such as the diversion or replacement of the line. In some instances, the railway line may continue in operation while the station is closed. Additionally, stations may sometimes be resited along the route of the line to new premises – examples of this include opening a replacement station nearer to the centre of population, or building a larger station on a less restricted site to cope with high passenger numbers.

Notable cases where railway stations have fallen into disuse include the Beeching Axe, a 1960s programme of mass closures of unprofitable railway lines by the British Government. The London Underground system is also noted for its list of closed stations. During the time of the Berlin Wall, a number of Berlin U-Bahn stations on West Berlin lines became “ghost stations” (Geisterbahnhöfe) because they were on lines which passed through East Berlin territory.

Railway stations and lines which fall into disuse may become overgrown. Some former railway lines are repurposed as managed nature reserves, trails or other tourist attractions – for example Hellfire Pass, the route of the former “Death Railway” in Thailand. Many former railways are converted into long-distance cycleways, such as large sections of the National Cycle Network in the United Kingdom. In rural areas, former railway station buildings are often converted into private residences. Examples include many of the stations on the closed Didcot, Newbury and Southampton Railway in England.