Alcester railway station

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Alcester
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The station in June 1962
Location
PlaceAlcester
AreaStratford-on-Avon
Coordinates52°13′01″N 1°52′39″W / 52.2169°N 1.8776°W / 52.2169; -1.8776Coordinates: 52°13′01″N 1°52′39″W / 52.2169°N 1.8776°W / 52.2169; -1.8776
Grid referenceSP083576
Operations
Original companyEvesham and Redditch Railway
Pre-groupingMidland Railway
Post-groupingLondon, Midland and Scottish Railway
London Midland Region of British Railways
Platforms2
History
17 September 1866Opened[1]
1 October 1962Final train[1]
17 September 1963Closed to passengers[1]
6 June 1964Closed[1]
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
A B C D–F G H–J K–L M–O P–R S T–V W–Z

Alcester was a railway station serving Alcester in the English county of Warwickshire.

History[edit]

Location of the former station in 1994

Opened by the Evesham and Redditch Railway, and joining the Midland Railway, it became part of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway during the Grouping of 1923. The line then passed on to the London Midland Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948. It was then closed by the British Transport Commission.

For a while the station was the junction of a Great Western Railway line to Bearley.


Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Coughton   London Midland and Scottish Railway
Gloucester Loop Line
  Wixford
Terminus   Great Western Railway
Alcester to Bearley Line
  Great Alne

The site today[edit]

The station house is lived in and has been extended. The goods shed has now been demolished. The former railway alignment is now occupied by a housing estate.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Station Name: Alcester". Disused Stations. Retrieved 24 March 2017.

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