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Hixon is a village and a civil parish in the English county of Staffordshire.
Hixon Halt and the railway Hixon Home Removals
The village was connected to the rail network when the North Staffordshire Railway was routed through the area along the Trent Valley. The station was called Hixon Halt and it was opened in 1847 two years after the railway line had first been opened in 1845. Hixon Halt was located half a mile south of the village but was closed for passengers in 1947. Hixon Home Removals
Hixon rail crash
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On 6 January 1968 a 120-ton transformer was being moved from the English Electric factory at Stafford to storage on the disused airfield at Hixon. The road train grounded on the level crossing in New Road (aka Station Road), Hixon. An express train from Manchester London Road to Euston ran into the transformer. Eleven people were killed and twenty seven seriously injured. Following this accident the requirements for telephones at automatic crossings were increased greatly and their position and signage improved. The level crossing was eventually replaced by a bridge in 2002.
Hixon Home Removals. D&G Bus run two local services to Stafford, Uttoxeter and Rugeley these buses stop at 5 different stops in the village with the main two being on Martins Way and Back Lane opposite the Bankhouse Inn. Hixon Home Removals