Downfield Crossing Halt railway station
|Downfield Crossing Halt|
The site of Downfield Crossing Halt in 2009
|Original company||Great Western Railway|
|Pre-grouping||Great Western Railway|
|Post-grouping||Great Western Railway|
|12 October 1903||Station opened|
|2 November 1964||Station closed|
|Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom|
|Closed railway stations in Britain
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The line was opened in 1845 as the Cheltenham and Great Western Union Railway from Swindon to Gloucester and this was one of many small stations and halts built on this line for the local passenger service. This halt opened on 12 October 1903 with the introduction of the GWR steam railmotor services between Stonehouse and Chalford.
The halt was between Stroud and Stonehouse, and originally consisted of a pair of ground level platforms, but was these subsequently replaced by standard height platforms along with GWR pagoda style shelters, c. 1920. The platforms were later reconstructed with brick. Access to the halt was from the adjacent level crossing.
Closure of the halt came on 2 November 1964 following the withdrawal of local stopping passenger services on the line. No trace of the halt remains today.
|Preceding station||Disused railways||Following station|
|Cashes Green Halt
Line open, station closed
|Great Western Railway
Cheltenham and Great Western Union Railway
Line and station open
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- Oakley, Mike (2003). Gloucestershire Railway Stations. Wimborne: Dovecote Press. p. 62. ISBN 1-904349-24-2.