Chepstow East railway station

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Chepstow East
Location
PlaceTutshill, nr Chepstow
AreaForest of Dean
Grid referenceST553948
Operations
Original companySouth Wales Railway
History
19 September 1851Station opened
19 July 1852Station 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
South Wales Railway
to docks and GRC&W Works
Gloucester Eastgate
Gloucester Docks
Gloucester
(GWR)
Oakle Street
Grange Court
Westbury-on-Severn Halt
Newnham
Ruddle Road Halt
Bullo Pill
(Goods only)
Awre for Blakeney
Gatcombe
Severn Bridge
Severn Bridge Tunnel
Lydney enlarge…
Lydney Junction Dean Forest Railway
Tinworks branch
Woolaston
Tutshill for Beachley Halt
Chepstow East
Chepstow Railway Bridge
over River Wye
Chepstow
Portskewett (original location)
("Portskewett Junction" 1863–1886)
Portskewett
Caerwent Training Area
Caldicot
Severn Tunnel Junction
Undy Halt
Magor
flying junction
Bishton Crossing
Llanwern station│ steelworks
Goods line to Uskmouth
Newport High Street
Alexandra Dock
Marshfield
Roath
Cardiff Queen Street
Cardiff Central
Bute Street
Queen Alexandra Dock
P and A Campbell ferry
across the River Severn
Ninian Park
Leckwith Junction
Ely Main Line
St Fagans
St Fagans Junction
Barry Railway
to Barry Up arrow
Left arrow to Tynycaeau Junction
Drope Junction
Peterston
Pontyclun
Llanharan
Pencoed
Bridgend
Pyle Junction
Pyle
Junction (Mean)
Margam Halt
Port Talbot
Port Talbot Docks
Baglan
Briton Ferry
Neath
Skewen
Llansamlet
Landore viaduct
over River Tawe
Landore High Level
Swansea High Street
Cockett
Gowerton North
Loughor
Trostre Tinplate Works
Llanelli
Pembrey and Burry Port
Lando Platform
Kidwelly Flats Halt
Kidwelly
Ferryside
Carmarthen Junction
Carmarthen
for Carmarthen–Aberystwyth line via Lampeter
Sarnau
St Clears
Whitland
Clunderwen
Clarbeston Road
Fishguard branch
Haverfordwest
Wolf's Castle Halt
Welsh Hook Halt
Mathry Road
Jordanston Halt
Fishguard and Goodwick
Fishguard Harbour
Johnston
Neyland
Waterston oil refinery
Robeston oil refinery
Milford Haven
Newton Noyes
Hakin Docks

Chepstow East railway station was a temporary station on the South Wales Railway (now the Gloucester to Newport Line). It was on the opposite bank of the River Wye from Chepstow and was only used for a few months until the river was crossed by a railway bridge. This was about a mile from Chepstow railway station,[i] at the road bridge close to the future junction of the Wye Valley line[1] (which opened in November 1876).[2] It was opened on 19 September 1851 and served as a temporary station while the Chepstow railway bridge was being constructed across the river to link up with the rest of the line. It closed on 19 July 1852, the day that the bridge over the Wye was opened.[3][4]

Another station, Tutshill for Beachley Halt was opened in 1934 at a close location.

Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Terminus   South Wales Railway   Woolaston
Line open, station closed

References[edit]

  1. ^ By road, across the Wye Bridge. There was no more direct route at this time.
  1. ^ MacDermot, E.T. (1927). History of the Great Western Railway, vol. I: 1833-1863. Paddington: Great Western Railway. p. 567.
  2. ^ MacDermot, E.T. (1931). History of the Great Western Railway, vol. II: 1863-1921. Paddington: Great Western Railway. p. 602.
  3. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 59. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.
  4. ^ MacDermot (1927), p. 569.

Coordinates: 51°38′39″N 2°39′55″W / 51.6443°N 2.6653°W / 51.6443; -2.6653