Cirencester Town railway station

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Cirencester Town
Cirencester Town railway station.jpg
Remaining station frontage in 2006.
Location
Place Cirencester
Area Cotswold
Coordinates 51°42′52″N 1°58′18″W / 51.7145°N 1.9717°W / 51.7145; -1.9717Coordinates: 51°42′52″N 1°58′18″W / 51.7145°N 1.9717°W / 51.7145; -1.9717
Grid reference SP020017
Operations
Original company Cheltenham and Great Western Union Railway
Pre-grouping Great Western Railway
Post-grouping GWR
Platforms 1
History
31 May 1841 (1841-05-31) Opened as Cirencester
1 July 1924 Renamed Cirencester Town
6 April 1964 (1964-04-06) Closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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View northward, to buffer-stops in 1962

Cirencester Town railway station was one of three railway stations which formerly served the town of Cirencester, Gloucestershire, England; the others were Cirencester Watermoor and Chesterton Lane Halt.

History[edit]

The Cheltenham and Great Western Union Railway was promoted to link the towns of Cheltenham and Gloucester to the Great Western Railway at Swindon; there was to be a branch from Kemble to Cirencester.[1] The line was authorised on 21 June 1836,[1] but took several years to build. The first section to open was that between Swindon and Kemble (where there was no station at first) together with the Cirencester branch; it opened on 31 May 1841.[2][3]

On 1 July 1924 the station was renamed Cirencester Town.[3]

The station closed to passengers on 6 April 1964.[3]

Routes[edit]

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Terminus   Great Western Railway
Cirencester Branch Line
  Chesterton Lane Halt
Line and station closed

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b MacDermot, E.T. (1927). History of the Great Western Railway, vol. I: 1833-1863. Paddington: Great Western Railway. p. 164. 
  2. ^ MacDermot 1927, p. 170
  3. ^ a b c Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 61. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 

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