Bullo Cross Halt railway station

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Bullo Cross Halt
Location
PlaceNewnham
AreaForest of Dean
Coordinates51°47′18″N 2°27′23″W / 51.7882°N 2.4565°W / 51.7882; -2.4565Coordinates: 51°47′18″N 2°27′23″W / 51.7882°N 2.4565°W / 51.7882; -2.4565
Grid referenceSO686100
Operations
Original companyGreat Western Railway
Pre-groupingGreat Western Railway
Post-groupingGreat Western Railway
Platforms1
History
3 August 1907 (1907-08-03)Station opened
3 November 1958 (1958-11-03)Station closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Bullo Cross Halt railway station is a disused railway station opened by the former Bullo Pill Railway, later known as the (Great Western Railway) Forest of Dean Branch.

History[edit]

A 1911 RCH map of railways in the vicinity of Bullo Cross Halt.

The Halt, which was located 1 mile 37 chains from Newnham on a 1 in 54 gradient.[1]

The Halt consisted of a 153 feet long wooden platform that was at originally at "rail level".

Although the station was served by railmotor services and auto-trains which had folding steps, the platform was raised from 1 foot 2 inches to the standard height of 3 feet. This was authorised on 5 November 1908 at a cost of £423.[2]

The station opened when the passenger services were introduced in August 1907.[3]

A station building was not supplied until 1918, when a spare shelter was moved from (the recently closed) Ruddle Road Halt.

Unfortunately, the wooden platform and pagoda style station building suffered "fire damage beyond repair" in August 1933 and were subsequently replaced.[2]

Services[edit]

Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Ruddle Road Halt
Line and station closed
  Great Western Railway
Bullo Pill Railway
  Upper Soudley Halt
Line and station closed

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pope, Ian; Karau, Paul (1997). The Forest of Dean Branch - Volume 2. Didcot: Wild Swan Publications Ltd. p. 235. ISBN 1-874103-36-4.
  2. ^ a b Pope, Ian; Karau, Paul (1992). The Forest of Dean Branch - Volume 1. Didcot: Wild Swan Publications Ltd. p. 82. ISBN 1-874103-05-4.
  3. ^ Pope & Karau 1992, p. 10

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