Cheltenham High Street Halt railway station

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Cheltenham High Street Halt
Location
PlaceCheltenham
AreaCheltenham
Grid referenceSO942229
Operations
Original companyGreat Western Railway
Platforms2
History
1 October 1908Opened
30 April 1917Closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Cheltenham High Street Halt was a railway station on the Great Western Railway's Honeybourne Line between Cheltenham and Birmingham via Stratford-upon-Avon. It opened on 1 October 1908 and closed on 30 April 1917 due to the First World War, never to be reopened.

Situated on top of an embankment, the halt was a late addition to a site upon which something much larger and grander had originally been planned but was never built which was Townsend Street Station, whose ornate facade would have occupied almost all of the East side of Townsend Street, a thoroughfare to the west of the line.[citation needed]

Facilities[edit]

The Halt had a pagoda-style shelter on each platform, and was unstaffed. Nothing exits today, save the steel bridge which still spans the road, now (2015) carrying a footpath.


Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Cheltenham Race Course
Line closed, station open
  Great Western Railway
Honeybourne Line
  Cheltenham Spa Malvern Road
Line and station closed

References[edit]

Coordinates: 51°54′18″N 2°05′04″W / 51.904933°N 2.084433°W / 51.904933; -2.084433