Bacton railway station

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Bacton
Site - Remains of Bacton Station, Golden Valley line. - geograph.org.uk - 1739826.jpg
Site of Bacton railway station in 1961
Location
Place Abbeydore
Area Herefordshire
Operations
Original company Golden Valley Railway
Pre-grouping Great Western Railway
Post-grouping Great Western Railway
Platforms ?
History
1 September 1881 Station opens as Bacton Road
22 October 1883 Station closes
17 November 1883 Station reopens
2 July 1885 Station closes
19 August 1885 Station reopens
20 April 1898 Station closes
1 May 1901 Station reopens
1 July 1903 Station renamed Bacton
15 December 1941 Station closes
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Bacton railway station was a station in the English county of Herefordshire. It was located on the Great Western Railway branch line linking Pontrilas and Hay-on-Wye. The area is known as the Golden Valley.

History[edit]

Opened by the Golden Valley Railway in 1881, the station closed and re-opened three times in the next twenty years, and lost the Bacton Road suffix. Becoming part of the Great Western Railway during the Grouping of 1923, it closed for the last time in 1941.

References[edit]

  • R.V.J.Butt, (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Patrick Stephens Ltd.  ISBN 1-85260-508-1
  • A. Jowett, (2000). Jowett's Nationalised Railway Atlas. Atlantic Publishing.  ISBN 0-906899-99-0
Former Services
Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Abbeydore   Great Western Railway
Golden Valley Railway
  Vowchurch

Coordinates: 51°59′15″N 2°54′07″W / 51.98746°N 2.90182°W / 51.98746; -2.90182