Aston Cantlow Halt railway station

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Aston Cantlow
Location
Place Aston Cantlow
Area Stratford-on-Avon
Coordinates 52°14′48″N 1°47′27″W / 52.2466°N 1.7909°W / 52.2466; -1.7909Coordinates: 52°14′48″N 1°47′27″W / 52.2466°N 1.7909°W / 52.2466; -1.7909
Grid reference SP143609
Operations
Original company Great Western Railway
Pre-grouping Great Western Railway
Post-grouping Great Western Railway
Platforms 1
History
18 December 1922 Station opened
25 September 1939 Station closed
1941 Station re-opened for workmens trains
1944 Station finally close
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Aston Cantlow Halt railway station is a disused railway station half a mile north of the village of Aston Cantlow, Warwickshire, England. The platform was 200 feet long by 8 feet wide and composed of wooden railway sleepers. There was a corrugated iron waiting hut with a wooden bench inside. Although there was no goods yard or sidings the station was lit by lights tended by the station master from Great Alne.

History[edit]

The station, opened in 1922, was located on Great Western Railway's Bearley to Alcester line. Although the line itself was opened many years earlier in 1876 it wasn't until after the First World War that residents demands were met at Aston Cantlow. It stayed part of the GWR following the Grouping of 1923.

The station then closed under this management just before the Second World War due to wartime economy. It was reopened in 1941 but was rarely used and finally closed for good in 1944.[1] After the track was taken up the station site became overgrown and, as of 2010, little or no evidence can be found of the station.

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Bearley
Line and station closed
  Great Western Railway
Alcester to Hatton Branch
  Great Alne
Line and station closed
Wilmcote
Line and station open
  Great Western Railway
Wilmcote to Alcester Line
 

References[edit]

  1. ^ Passengers No More by G.Daniels and L.Dench second Edition page 14
  • Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199. 

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