Chesterton Lane Halt railway station

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Chesterton Lane Halt
Location
PlaceCirencester
Coordinates51°42′29″N 1°57′54″W / 51.708°N 1.965°W / 51.708; -1.965Coordinates: 51°42′29″N 1°57′54″W / 51.708°N 1.965°W / 51.708; -1.965
Operations
Original companyWestern Region of British Railways
Platforms1
History
2 February 1959 (1959-02-02)Station opened
6 April 1964 (1964-04-06)Station 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

Chesterton Lane Halt railway station was one of two intermediate halts on the Cirencester branch line from Kemble, Gloucestershire, England. It was only open for five years between 1959 and 1964.[1]

History[edit]

The branch line to Cirencester had opened on 31 May 1841, however no intermediate stations were present until Chesterton Lane Halt was opened on 2 February 1959 followed by Park Leaze Halt in 1960. The halt opened under British Railways and closed under the Beeching Axe.

The halt closed with the end of passenger services on the Cirencester Town branch on 6 April 1964, the last trains having run on the evening of 5 April.

Reopening[edit]

As of 2016, discussion have been taking place about rebuilding 5km of track to Chesterton Lane Halt in order to reconnect Cirencester to the railway network. The plans would see a new station built near Chesterton Lane Halt.[2][3]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Chesterton Lane Halt Station Information
  2. ^ "Ciren-Kemble Railway - The Plan". cirentrain.org.uk. Retrieved 30 May 2017.
  3. ^ http://m.wiltsglosstandard.co.uk/news/14507152.Cirencester_railway_plans_steaming_ahead_after_Government_meeting/


Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Cirencester Town
Line and station closed
  Western Region of British Railways
Cirencester Branch Line
  Park Leaze Halt
Line and station closed