Abbey Foregate railway station
|Original company||Shrewsbury and Birmingham Railway|
|Pre-grouping||Shrewsbury and Wellington Joint Railway|
|1 June 1849||opened|
|c. 1900||renamed Abbey Foregate Platform|
|30 September 1912||closed|
|Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom|
|Closed railway stations in Britain
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Abbey Foregate railway station was in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, south-east of Shrewsbury station, to the east of Severn Bridge Junction, on what is today the Shrewsbury to Wolverhampton Line. Despite its name, the nearest road was Underdale Road, not Abbey Foregate.
Opened by the Shrewsbury and Birmingham Railway in 1849, the station name was changed to Abbey Foregate Platform around 1900. Becoming part of the Great Western Railway, it closed to passengers in 1912.
Today there remains a signal box on the line to Wolverhampton called Abbey Foregate (code of 'AF'). It controls the junction and the access to Abbey Foregate Yard. No remains of the platform exist.
- Shrewsbury Abbey (railway station) - a station on Abbey Foregate
- R.V.J.Butt, (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-85260-508-1
- A. Jowett, (2000). Jowett's Nationalised Railway Atlas. Atlantic Publishing. ISBN 0-906899-99-0
- Mitchell, Vic; Smith, Keith (2009). Wolverhampton to Shrewsbury. Middleton Press. fig. 110. ISBN 9781906008444. OCLC 286385795.
|Preceding station||Disused railways||Following station|
|Shrewsbury||Great Western Railway
Shrewsbury and Birmingham Railway