Grange Court railway station

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Grange Court
Grange Court Junction.jpg
Grange Court station as it appears today, the tracks are still connected to the main line but the platforms have been removed.
Location
Place Ross-on-Wye
Area Forest of Dean
Operations
Original company Hereford, Ross & Gloucester Railway
Post-grouping Great Western Railway
Platforms 4
History
1 June 1855 Station opens
31 October 1964 Station closes
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and Gloucester Railway
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River Wye
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Ballingham
River Wye (Ballingham Bridge)
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Fawley
River Wye
Backney Halt
River Wye
Ross-on-Wye
Ross and Monmouth Railway
Weston under Penyard Halt
Mitcheldean Road & Forest of Dean
Junction Railway
Mitcheldean Road
Lea Line tunnel
Longhope
Blaisdon Halt
Gloucester to Newport Line
Grange Court
Grange Court Junction
Gloucester to Newport Line

Grange Court railway station was a junction station on the South Wales Railway in Gloucestershire (on the present day Gloucester to Newport Line) where it met the Hereford, Ross and Gloucester Railway.

History[edit]

Opened on 1 June 1855 by the Hereford, Ross and Gloucester Railway the station was taken over by the Great Western Railway in 1862 and then passed on to the Western Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948. Despite a local campaign to save the station led by West Gloucestershire MP Charles Loughlin[1] the station was closed on 31 October 1964.[2]

Though the actual junction remains connected to the main line, the station has now been demolished. A website giving much pictorial history is to be found at grangecourtjunction.co.uk

Station layout[edit]

The station consisted of four platforms, two on the Hereford, Ross and Gloucester Railway and the other two on the Gloucester to Newport Line. There was a shelter on each platform and platform one (the up platform on the Hereford, Ross and Gloucester Railway) had a stone station building with a cafe and booking office etc. There was a footbridge across the station, signal box, sidings and a small goods yard.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Citizen, 21 October 1964
  2. ^ The Citizen, 31 October 1964
  3. ^ http://www.grangecourtjunction.co.uk

External links[edit]

Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Oakle Street
Line open station closed
  Great Western Railway
South Wales Railway
  Westbury-on-Severn Halt
Great Western Railway
Hereford, Ross and Gloucester Railway
Blaisdon Halt
Line and station closed

Coordinates: 51°50′35″N 2°23′57″W / 51.8431°N 2.3992°W / 51.8431; -2.3992