Bromham and Rowde Halt railway station

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Bromham and Rowde Halt
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View eastward of station site, towards Devizes
Location
Place Sells Green
Area Wiltshire
Operations
Original company Great Western Railway
Pre-grouping Great Western Railway
Post-grouping Great Western Railway
Platforms 2
History
1858 (1858) Opened
18 April 1966 (1966-04-18) 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
170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal

Bromham and Rowde Halt was the railway station serving Bromham and Rowde in Wiltshire, England. The station was a stop on the Devizes Branch Line, between Seend and Devizes

After the completion of the Devizes line, the junction at Holt allowed the fastest route from London to the West Country. However the Devizes line lost to competition and returned to a branch line in 1900.

Closure[edit]

Bromham and Rowde suffered from reduced traffic after the completion of the Patney and Chirton-Westbury line, that by-passed the Devizes Branch Line to reduce the London to Bristol journey time by 5 miles. As a result, Bromham and Rowde later lost its stationmaster in 1952.

Bromham and Rowde station and the entire Devizes Branch Line were closed under the Beeching cuts and the station was demolished in 1970.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Devizes
Line and station closed
  Great Western Railway
Devizes Branch Line
  Seend
Line and station closed

Coordinates: 51°21′26″N 2°03′57″W / 51.3572°N 2.06586°W / 51.3572; -2.06586