Alveley Halt railway station

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Alveley Halt
Location
Place Highley
Area Shropshire
Coordinates 52°27′09″N 2°22′24″W / 52.4524°N 2.3734°W / 52.4524; -2.3734Coordinates: 52°27′09″N 2°22′24″W / 52.4524°N 2.3734°W / 52.4524; -2.3734
Grid reference SO746839
Operations
Original company Great Western Railway
Post-grouping Great Western Railway
Platforms 1
History
1944 Station opens as Alveley Colliery Sidings
Unknown Date Station renamed Alveley Colliery Halt
by June 1954 Station renamed Alveley Halt
9 September 1963 Station closes
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal

Alveley Halt was a halt on the original Severn Valley Line, situated between the villages of Highley and Alveley, in the English county of Shropshire. The station, not used by the reopened heritage Severn Valley Railway, has been replaced by the adjacent Country Park Halt on that line.

History[edit]

Alveley Halt was built to serve Alveley Colliery which opened in 1938.[1] The halt was opened in about February 1944 and was intended only for the use of colliery workers.[2]

Ownership of the halt passed from the Great Western Railway to the Western Region of British Railways during the nationalisation of 1948. The Severn Valley Railway between Shrewsbury and Bewdley was closed to passenger and through goods traffic by the British Transport Commission in 1963. However the line from Alveley Colliery southwards, which included the halt, remained open for coal traffic until the Colliery closed in January 1969.[3]

The site today[edit]

In summer 1973, during preparations for the 1974 re-opening of the line between Hampton Loade and Bewdley by the heritage Severn Valley Railway, the platform face was found to be collapsing towards the line, so the halt was demolished.[4] The heritage trains of the Severn Valley Railway pass the site near Country Park Halt between the stations at Highley and Hampton Loade.


Preceding station Heritage Railways  Heritage railways Following station
Hampton Loade   Severn Valley Railway
Station replaced by
Country Park Halt
  Highley

References[edit]

  1. ^ Shropshire History, ‘’Alveley Colliery’’ (Retrieved 4 June 2016)
  2. ^ Mitchell, Vic; Smith, Keith (2007). Country Railway Routes, Kidderminster to Shrewsbury. Midhurst: Middleton Press. ISBN 978-1-906008-10-9. 
  3. ^ Marshall, John (1989). The Severn Valley Railway. Newton Abbot: David St John Thomas. ISBN 0-946537-45-3. 
  4. ^ SVR News Issue 29