Bourton-on-the-Water railway station

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Bourton-on-the-Water
Bourton-on-the-Water Station.jpg
Bourton-on-the-Water railway station in 2007
Location
Place Bourton-on-the-Water
Area Cotswold
Operations
Original company Bourton-on-the-Water Railway
Pre-grouping Great Western Railway
Post-grouping Great Western Railway
Western Region of British Railways
Platforms 2
History
1 March 1862[1] Station opens
15 October 1962 Closed to passengers
7 September 1964[2] Goods facilities withdrawn
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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The station in 1961

Bourton-on-the-Water railway station was a Gloucestershire railway station on the Great Western Railway's Banbury and Cheltenham Direct Railway which opened in 1881 and closed in 1964.

History[edit]

The railway station was situated just to the north the village and served surrounding villages like Lower Slaughter. It was rebuilt in 1936 by the Chief Architect to the Great Western Railway, Percy Emerson Culverhouse.

The station passed on to the Western Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948. The last passenger service to the station was on 13 October 1962. Goods services between the station and Cheltenham ceased in 1962 with the service between Bourton and Kingham closing a year later.

Present day[edit]

Following closure, the station was used as a highways depot by Gloucestershire County Council. The present building, built in the 1930s was demolished in 2011.

The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway had considered reusing the building at its Broadway railway station, but later changed its mind.[3]
Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Notgrove
Line and station closed
  Great Western Railway
Banbury and Cheltenham Direct Railway
  Stow-on-the-Wold
Line and station closed

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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. p. 40. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199. 
  2. ^ Clinker, C.R. (October 1978). Clinker's Register of Closed Passenger Stations and Goods Depots in England, Scotland and Wales 1830-1977. Bristol: Avon-AngliA Publications & Services. p. 16. ISBN 0-905466-19-5. 
  3. ^ Gloucester Warwickshire Railway, "Bourton not for Broadway", 17 July 2009.[permanent dead link]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 51°53′26″N 1°45′21″W / 51.89068°N 1.75578°W / 51.89068; -1.75578