Ebley Crossing Halt railway station

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Ebley Crossing Halt
Site of Ebley Crossing Halt1.jpg
The site of Ebley Crossing Halt in 2009
Location
Place Ebley
Area Stroud
Grid reference SO826050
Operations
Original company Great Western Railway
Pre-grouping Great Western Railway
Post-grouping Great Western Railway
Platforms 2
History
12 October 1903 (1903-10-12) Station opened
2 November 1964 (1964-11-02) Station closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Ebley Crossing Halt was opened on 12 October 1903 on what is now the Golden Valley Line between Stroud and Stonehouse. This line was opened in 1845 as the Cheltenham and Great Western Union Railway from Swindon to Gloucester and this was one of many small stations and halts built on this line for the local passenger service.

History[edit]

The halt opened on 12 October 1903[1] with the introduction of the Great Western Railway (GWR) steam railmotor services between Stonehouse and Chalford.

The halt was between Stroud and Stonehouse, and originally consisted of a pair of ground level platforms, but these were subsequently replaced by standard height platforms along with GWR pagoda style shelters. The platforms were later reconstructed in concrete and the down platform had a basic metal shelter. Access to the halt was from the adjacent foot crossing and for a while, a small wooden ticket office on the down side of the Stroud end of the platform, adjacent to the foot crossing.

Closure of the halt came on 2 November 1964[1] following the withdrawal of local stopping passenger services on the line. No trace of the halt remains today, although the foot crossing still exists.

Services[edit]

This halt was served by the Gloucester to Chalford local passenger services, known as the Chalford Auto.

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Cashes Green Halt
Station closed
  Cheltenham and Great Western Union Railway
Great Western Railway
  Stonehouse

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 88. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 
  • Mike Oakley. Gloucestershire Railway Stations (2003 ed.). Dovecote Press, Wimborne. p. 68. ISBN 1-904349-24-2. 

Coordinates: 51°44′37″N 2°15′08″W / 51.7436°N 2.2523°W / 51.7436; -2.2523