Montpelier railway station, Jamaica

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Montpelier
Station statistics
Coordinates 18°22′22″N 77°55′54″W / 18.372711°N 77.931798°W / 18.372711; -77.931798Coordinates: 18°22′22″N 77°55′54″W / 18.372711°N 77.931798°W / 18.372711; -77.931798
Line(s) Kingston to Montego Bay main line
Platforms Single
Tracks One
Other information
Opened c1894
Closed 1992-10[1]
Owned by Jamaica Railway Corporation
Location
Montpelier is located in Jamaica
Montpelier
Montpelier

Montpelier railway station opened in 1895 and closed in 1992.[1] It served the village of Montpelier on the Kingston to Montego Bay line and was 103 miles (166 km) from the Kingston terminus.[2] It is on the list of designated National Heritage Sites in Jamaica.

Architecture[edit]

The station was constructed in 1895 of timber to a unique two-storey design in a combination of Jamaican Georgian and Victorian architectural styles.[3] The ground floor is constructed of ashlar, the upper floor of timber.[3] It has decorative fanlights, a Queen Ann entablature and pediment above the windows and a gable end zinc roof.[3]

In 2003 it was reported as being in "very poor condition" and "in need of major repairs".[4]

Fares[edit]

In 1910 the third class fare from Montpelier to Kingston was 8/- (eight shillings); first class was about double.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b The rise and fall of railways in Jamaica, 1845-1975 - Pg18 Journal of Transport History - March 2003
  2. ^ Table 3.5 Mileage for JRC Stations, Halts & Sidings in relation to the Kingston Railway Terminus, Annual Transport Statistics Report: Jamaica in Figures 2003-2004, Ministry of Transport and Works, July 2005.
  3. ^ a b c Montpelier Railway Station, Jamaica National Heritage Trust.
  4. ^ Table 3.4 Location and Condition of Railway Stations, Annual Transport Statistics Report: Jamaica in Figures 2003-2004, Ministry of Transport and Works, July 2005.
  5. ^ 1910 Directory, Jamaican Family Search Genealogy Research Library, 2006.

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