Ballingham railway station

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Ballingham
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Ballingham railway station in 1961
Location
Place Ballingham
Area Herefordshire
Coordinates 51°58′37″N 2°37′49″W / 51.9769°N 2.6303°W / 51.9769; -2.6303Coordinates: 51°58′37″N 2°37′49″W / 51.9769°N 2.6303°W / 51.9769; -2.6303
Grid reference SO567311
Operations
Original company Great Western Railway
Pre-grouping Great Western Railway
Post-grouping Great Western Railway
Platforms 1
History
1 September 1908[1] Opened
2 November 1964 Closed
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
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Hereford, Ross
and Gloucester Railway
Welsh Marches line (S&HR)
Cotswold Line (OW&WR)
Hereford, Hay and
Brecon Railway
Hereford Barrs Court
Hereford Barton
River Wye
Rotherwas Junction
ROF Rotherwas
Welsh Marches line (NA&HR)
Dinedor tunnel
Holme Lacy
Ballingham tunnel
Ballingham
River Wye (Ballingham Bridge)
Fawley Tunnel
Fawley
River Wye
Backney Halt
River Wye
Ross-on-Wye
Ross and Monmouth Railway
Weston under Penyard Halt
Mitcheldean Road & Forest of Dean
Junction Railway
Mitcheldean Road
Lea Line tunnel
Longhope
Blaisdon Halt
Gloucester–Newport line
Grange Court
Grange Court Junction
Gloucester–Newport line

Ballingham railway station is a disused stone built railway station that served the villages of Ballingham and Carey in Herefordshire. It was situated between Ballingham Railway Bridge and Ballingham Tunnel, two of the most substantial structures on the Great Western Railway line which linked Ross-on-Wye and Hereford. Originally proposed by the owner of Ballingham Court[2] the station had a limited service and was never well used. It closed, along with the line, on 2 November 1964.

The station building has been extended and is now a private house.[2] The platform is still in existence.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Smith, W.H. (1998). Herefordshire Railways Book. Sutton Publishing. p. 21. 
  2. ^ a b "History: the railway". Landscape origins of the Wye Valley. Retrieved 21 March 2017. 

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Former Services
Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Fawley   Hereford, Ross and Gloucester Railway
British Railways
  Holme Lacy