Greenway Halt railway station (Devon)

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Greenway Halt
Greenway Halt train hauled by 4277.jpg
Location
Place Kingswear
Area South Hams
Coordinates 50°23′11″N 3°34′24″W / 50.3863°N 3.5732°W / 50.3863; -3.5732Coordinates: 50°23′11″N 3°34′24″W / 50.3863°N 3.5732°W / 50.3863; -3.5732
Grid reference SX882552
Operations
Operated by Dartmouth Steam Railway
Platforms 1
History
2012 Opened
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Greenway Halt railway station is a small railway station on the Dartmouth Steam Railway, a heritage railway in Devon, England. It is situated near the northern end of the 495 yard long Greenway Tunnel (the sixth longest tunnel on a UK Heritage Railway[citation needed]) for visitors to the Greenway Estate, the historic home of Agatha Christie.

History[edit]

The railway to Kingswear was built by the Dartmouth and Torbay Railway and opened on 16 August 1864.[1] In 1972 British Railways were proposing to close the line. Instead it was sold to the Dart Valley Railway on 30 December 1972 and since then has been operated as a heritage railway.[2] The railway is now promoted as the Dartmouth Steam Railway.

In 2012 a new station was opened to attract visitors to the Greenway Estate, which was the home of crime writer Agatha Christie.

Description[edit]

A short platform is situated on the west side of the line at Hook Bottom, a short distance from the north end of Greenway Tunnel. A path leads to the road that links Galmpton and Greenway.

Services[edit]

A seasonal service of steam hauled trains operates between Paignton and Kingswear. Certain services call at Greenway Halt on request, this means that passengers wanting to alight have to inform the train crew and those wishing to join operate a signal that tells the train driver to stop at the platform.

Preceding station Heritage Railways  Heritage railways Following station
Churston   Dartmouth Steam Railway   Kingswear

References[edit]

  1. ^ Potts, C R (1998). The Newton Abbot to Kingswear Railway (1844 - 1988). Oxford: Oakwood Press. pp. 44–48. ISBN 0-85361-387-7. 
  2. ^ Potts (1998). pp. 157–158.  Missing or empty |title= (help)