Coalbrookdale railway station

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Coalbrookdale
Coalbrookdale station geograph-3086185-by-Ben-Brooksbank.jpg
view from along the track (1983)
Location
Place Coalbrookdale
Area Shropshire
Coordinates 52°38′01″N 2°29′32″W / 52.6336°N 2.4923°W / 52.6336; -2.4923Coordinates: 52°38′01″N 2°29′32″W / 52.6336°N 2.4923°W / 52.6336; -2.4923
Grid reference SJ667040
Operations
Original company Wellington and Severn Junction Railway
Pre-grouping Great Western Railway
Post-grouping Great Western Railway
History
1 November 1864 Opened
23 July 1962 Closed
27 May 1979 Reopened and renamed Telford (Coalbrookdale)[citation needed]
3 September 1979 Closed
24 July 1988 Reopened and renamed Ironbridge Gorge[1]
Unknown Closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Coalbrookdale railway station is a disused station at Coalbrookdale in Shropshire, England. The station was situated on the now freight-only line between Buildwas Junction and Lightmoor Junction. The station buildings are now used by the Green Wood Centre.[2]

Coalbrookdale railway station in July 2009

The Telford Steam Railway has aspirations to take possession of the up track passing through the station as part of its southern extension.

The station building at Longville (another station on the Wenlock, Craven Arms and Lightmoor Extension railway) was a similar but reduced version of that at Coalbookdale.

Coalbrookdale railway station is a waypoint on the South Telford Heritage Trail.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Butt, R.V.J., (1995) The Directory of Railway Stations, Yeovil: Patrick Stephens
  2. ^ Green Wood Centre, Coalbrookdale

Further reading[edit]

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Buildwas
Line and station closed
  Great Western Railway
Wellington to Craven Arms Railway
  Green Bank Halt
Line open, station closed