Calne railway station

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Calne
Calne station probable site geograph-3128094-by-Ben-Brooksbank.jpg
Probable site of trackbed near Calne station, 1989
Location
PlaceCalne
AreaWiltshire
Grid referenceST995706
Operations
Original companyCalne Railway[1]
Pre-groupingGreat Western Railway
Post-groupingGreat Western Railway
Platforms1
History
3 November 1863Opened[2]
20 September 1965Closed
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

Calne railway station was opened on 3 November 1863 by the Great Western Railway as a terminus for their 5 miles (8.0 km) Chippenham and Calne branch line from the Great Western Main Line junction at Chippenham. It was situated a short distance from Calne town centre and had only one platform. The station, when first opened, had its own engine shed.

In the early years the seven sidings were usually full due to the amount of traffic coming in from the nearby Chippenham railway station.

Following closure in 1965 as part of the nationwide Beeching Axe the buildings were left to be vandalised but were eventually taken down. A few years later the Station Road Industrial Estate was built on the site which in turn was replaced by a housing development in 2014.


Chippenham
& Calne Line
 
Great Western Main Line
Chippenham
Stanley Bridge Halt
Black Dog Halt
Calne


Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Black Dog Halt   BR (Western Region)
Chippenham and Calne Line
  Terminus

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.subbrit.org.uk/sb-sites/stations/c/calne/index.shtml
  2. ^ 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. 51. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199.

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Coordinates: 51°26′07″N 2°00′31″W / 51.43530°N 2.00858°W / 51.43530; -2.00858