Chalford railway station
|Original company||Great Western Railway|
|2 August 1897||Station opened|
|2 November 1964||Station closed|
|Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom|
|Closed railway stations in Britain
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Chalford railway station was situated on the Great Western Railway's Golden Valley Line, between Swindon and Gloucester. It was just east of the bridge carrying Cowcombe Hill over the railway. To the east of the station site lies Chalford Viaduct, and beyond that, Sapperton Long Tunnel.
The Great Western Railway (GWR) line between Kemble and Gloucester – which had been planned by the Cheltenham and Great Western Union Railway – had opened on 12 May 1845, but no station was originally provided at Chalford: to the south-east was Tetbury Road, and to the west Brimscombe. On 2 August 1897, a new station was opened at Chalford.
On 12 October 1903, the GWR introduced a steam railmotor service along the route between Stonehouse and Chalford, serving the existing stations at Stroud and Brimscombe as well as four new stopping places, each of which was situated close to a level crossing: St Mary's Crossing, Ham Mill Crossing, Downfield Crossing and Ebley Crossing.
In 1933, Chalford station issued 98,109 passenger tickets and 282 season tickets; it forwarded 7,632 parcels and 66 tons of general goods; goods received included 99 tons of coal and coke, 321 tons of other minerals, 305 tons of general goods; and the station handled 143 trucks of livestock.
|Preceding station||Historical railways||Following station|
|St Mary's Crossing Halt
Line open, station closed
|Great Western Railway
Cheltenham and Great Western Union Railway
Line and station open
- MacDermot, E.T. (1927). History of the Great Western Railway, vol. I: 1833-1863. Paddington: Great Western Railway. p. 184.
- Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 57. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.
- Mitchell, Victor E.; Smith, Keith (January 2005). Swindon to Gloucester. Western Main Lines. Midhurst: Middleton Press. Figure XVI. ISBN 1-904474-46-2.
- Mitchell & Smith 2005, fig. 69
- MacDermot, E.T. (1931). History of the Great Western Railway, vol. II: 1863-1921. Paddington: Great Western Railway. p. 428.
- Lewis, John (2004). Great Western Steam Railmotors and their services. Didcot: Wild Swan. pp. 2,4. ISBN 1-874103-96-8.
- Mitchell & Smith 2005, fig. 70
- Mitchell & Smith 2005, fig. 71
- Mitchell & Smith 2005, fig. 72