Haresfield railway station

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Haresfield
Haresfield station with down 'Pines Express' passing geograph-2754421-by-Ben-Brooksbank.jpg
Station in 1961 with BR Standard Class 9F 92151 working the Pines Express.
Location
Place Haresfield
Area Stroud
Coordinates 51°47′18″N 2°16′25″W / 51.7883°N 2.2737°W / 51.7883; -2.2737Coordinates: 51°47′18″N 2°16′25″W / 51.7883°N 2.2737°W / 51.7883; -2.2737
Operations
Original company Gloucester and Stonehouse Junction Railway
Pre-grouping Midland Railway
Post-grouping London, Midland and Scottish Railway
Platforms 2
History
29 May 1854 Station opened
4 January 1965 Station closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Haresfield railway station served the village of Haresfield in Gloucestershire.

History[edit]

A 1909 Railway Clearing House map of railways in the vicinity of Haresfield (top right)

The station was opened on 29 May 1854[1] on the Bristol and Gloucester Railway when that railway, which had opened in 1844, was being converted from broad gauge to the standard gauge used by its new owner, the Midland Railway.

Haresfield served only the Midland Railway tracks: although the Great Western Railway's Swindon to Gloucester services passed on parallel tracks to the east of the Midland lines, the GWR did not build a station and passengers on the rather narrow platforms at Haresfield were screened from passing GWR trains by wooden barriers.

Haresfield never provided any freight facilities and it closed to passenger services on 4 January 1965[1] along with other stations on the Bristol to Gloucester line. Today, the four tracks (two Midland and two GWR) have been realigned and all trace of the station has been obliterated.[2]

Services[edit]

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Stonehouse (Bristol Road)
Line open, station closed
  Midland Railway
Bristol and Gloucester Railway
  Gloucester
Line and station open
Gloucester Eastgate
Line and station closed

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 114. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 
  2. ^ Mike Oakley (2003). Gloucestershire Railway Stations. Dovecote Press, Wimborne. pp. 82–83. ISBN 1-904349-24-2.