Downfield Crossing Halt railway station

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Downfield Crossing Halt
Site of Downfield Crossing Halt1.jpg
The site of Downfield Crossing Halt in 2009
Location
Place Paganhill
Area Stroud
Coordinates 51°44′46″N 2°14′05″W / 51.746°N 2.2348°W / 51.746; -2.2348Coordinates: 51°44′46″N 2°14′05″W / 51.746°N 2.2348°W / 51.746; -2.2348
Grid reference SO838053
Operations
Original company Great Western Railway
Pre-grouping Great Western Railway
Post-grouping Great Western Railway
Platforms 2
History
12 October 1903 (1903-10-12) Station opened
2 November 1964 (1964-11-02) Station closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Downfield Crossing Halt was on what is now the Golden Valley Line between Stroud and Stonehouse.

History[edit]

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[1] with the introduction of the GWR steam railmotor services between Stonehouse and Chalford.[2]

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.[2] 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[1] following the withdrawal of local stopping passenger services on the line. No trace of the halt remains today.

Services[edit]

This halt was served by the Gloucester to Chalford local passenger services, known as the 'Chalford Auto'.

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Cashes Green Halt
Line open, station closed
  Great Western Railway
Cheltenham and Great Western Union Railway
  Stroud
Line and station open

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Butt 1995, p. 82.
  2. ^ a b Mitchell & Smith 2005, fig. 94.

References[edit]

  • Ashworth, Ben (1995). The last days of steam in Gloucestershire. Alan Sutton publishing. p. 14. ISBN 0-7509-0953-6. 
  • Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 
  • Mitchell, Victor E.; Smith, Keith (January 2005). Swindon to Gloucester. Western Main Lines. Midhurst: Middleton Press. ISBN 1-904474-46-2. 
  • Oakley, Mike (2003). Gloucestershire Railway Stations. Wimborne: Dovecote Press. p. 62. ISBN 1-904349-24-2. 

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