Chalvey Halt railway station

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Chalvey Halt
Location
Place Chalvey
Area Slough
Coordinates 51°30′27″N 0°36′11″W / 51.5075°N 0.6030°W / 51.5075; -0.6030Coordinates: 51°30′27″N 0°36′11″W / 51.5075°N 0.6030°W / 51.5075; -0.6030
Grid reference SU970796
Operations
Original company Great Western Railway
Post-grouping Great Western Railway
Platforms 2
History
8 October 1849 Windsor branch opened
6 May 1929 (1929-05-06) Station opened
6 July 1930 (1930-07-06) Station closed
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Chalvey Halt was a short-lived railway station on the Great Western Railway branch from Slough to Windsor & Eton. It was situated just to the north of the bridge carrying the railway over Chalvey Road in Chalvey, south-western Slough, England. It was open for just fourteen months.

History[edit]

The branch line to Windsor had opened in 1849,[1] but for many years there were no intermediate stations. On 6 May 1929 the Great Western Railway opened a halt in Chalvey one mile from Slough station adjacent to the bridge over Chalvey Road, in an attempt to draw local traffic. This did not materialise and the halt closed on 6 July 1930.[2][3][4] The platforms were then used in the construction of Cashes Green Halt in Gloucestershire.[5]

Revival[edit]

In 2010, there were plans to re-open this station connecting passengers from Slough to Heathrow.[citation needed] In October 2012, Slough Borough Council launched a consultation with local residents regarding the station's reopening as part of a regeneration strategy for the community.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ MacDermot, E.T. (1927). History of the Great Western Railway, vol. I: 1833-1863. Paddington: Great Western Railway. p. 198. 
  2. ^ Matthews, Rupert (2006). Lost Railways of Berkshire. Newbury: Countryside Books. pp. 118,126. ISBN 1-85306-990-6. 
  3. ^ Mitchell, Victor E.; Smith, Keith (February 2002). Branch Lines to Henley, Windsor and Marlow. Midhurst: Middleton Press. figure 50. ISBN 1-901706-77-X. 
  4. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 57. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 
  5. ^ Maggs, Colin G. (1993). Branch Lines of Berkshire. Berkshire Books. p. 3. ISBN 0-7509-0316-3. 
  6. ^ "Chalvey rail station plan goes out to public". BBC News Online. 8 October 2012. Retrieved 2012-10-09. 

External links[edit]

Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Windsor & Eton
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Windsor branch
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