Upwey (Abbotsbury Railway) railway station

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Upwey
Location
Place Broadwey
Area Weymouth and Portland
Coordinates 50°39′04″N 2°28′17″W / 50.6511°N 2.4715°W / 50.6511; -2.4715Coordinates: 50°39′04″N 2°28′17″W / 50.6511°N 2.4715°W / 50.6511; -2.4715
Grid reference SY666836
Operations
Original company Abbotsbury Railway
Pre-grouping GWR
Post-grouping Western Region of British Railways
Platforms 1
History
9 November 1885 Station opens as Broadway
24 June 1896 Renamed Broadwey
1 January 1913 Renamed Upwey
1 December 1952 Station closes (passengers)
1 January 1962 Station closes (goods)
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Closed railway stations in Britain
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Upwey was a railway station on the Abbotsbury branch railway in the county of Dorset in England. It was opened with the branch line in 1885 as Broadway, renamed Broadwey in 1896 then the name was changed to Upwey in 1913, to avoid confusion with Broadway in Worcestershire. Although it had a passenger platform it mainly functioned as a goods depot as the location of Upwey Junction on an embankment made access difficult. When the branch closed to passengers in 1952 the station continued on as a goods depot until the early 1960s, served by a stub from what is now the South Western Main Line.

Buildings[edit]

A typical William Clarke stone building served the single platform, although the station also had a loop for goods.

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Upwey Junction
South Western Main Line
  Great Western Railway
Abbotsbury branch railway
  Coryates Halt
Line and station closed

The site today[edit]

The site of the station is now a builders yard with the station building and goods shed still in place.

External links[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • R.V.J.Butt, (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Patrick Stephens Ltd.  ISBN 1-85260-508-1
  • J.H. Lucking ,. Railways of Dorset. Railway Correspondence and Travel Society 1968.  ISBN(no ISBN)
  • Brian L. Jackson. The Abbotsbury Branch. Wild Swan Publications Ltd. 1989.  ISBN 0-906867-80-0