Dudbridge railway station

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Dudbridge
Dudbridge station site geograph-3421764-by-Ben-Brooksbank.jpg
Site of the station in 1990
Location
PlaceDudbridge
AreaStroud
Coordinates51°44′16″N 2°14′34″W / 51.7379°N 2.2427°W / 51.7379; -2.2427Coordinates: 51°44′16″N 2°14′34″W / 51.7379°N 2.2427°W / 51.7379; -2.2427
Grid referenceSO833044
Operations
Original companyStonehouse and Nailsworth Railway
Pre-groupingMidland Railway
Post-groupingLondon, Midland and Scottish Railway
Platforms2
History
4 February 1867 (1867-02-04)Opened as Dudbridge for Stroud
1 July 1886Renamed Dudbridge
16 June 1947Last train
8 June 1949Official closure
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
Stonehouse &
Nailsworth Railway
Stonehouse (Bristol Road)
Ryeford
Dudbridge
Stroud
Woodchester
Nailsworth

Dudbridge railway station served the Stroud suburb of Dudbridge and the village of Selsley, little more than 1 mile (1.6 km) from Stroud, in Gloucestershire, England. The station was on the 5 34 miles (9.3 km) long Stonehouse and Nailsworth Railway, later part of the Midland Railway.

The station opened as "Dudbridge for Stroud" with the railway in 1867.[1] The buildings included a two-storey station-master's house and though there was originally only a single platform, the station was a passing place on the single-track branch line.

In 1885, the Midland Railway built a very short branch line from Dudbridge to Stroud. The new line opened for goods traffic in 1885 and for passengers the following year, at which point Dudbridge became a junction station, and a second platform was built.

The Stonehouse and Nailsworth Railway, along with the rest of the Midland Railway, became part of the London Midland and Scottish Railway at the 1923 Grouping. Passenger services were suspended on the line as an economy measure to save fuel in June 1947, and were officially withdrawn from 8 June 1949. Dudbridge remained open for goods traffic until 1966.

The station buildings survived and were occupied until the early 1990s, when they were demolished.[2] Most of the former station site has now been consumed by the redevelopment of the A419 road for the Ebley bypass, with the Dudbridge to Ryeford section used as route for the roadway.

Services[edit]

Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Ryeford
Line and station closed
  Midland Railway
Stonehouse and Nailsworth Railway
  Woodchester
Line and station closed
  Midland Railway
Stroud branch
  Stroud
Line and station closed

References[edit]

  1. ^ Oakley, Mike (2003). Gloucestershire Railway Stations. Wimborne: Dovecote Press. pp. 64–65. ISBN 1-904349-24-2.
  2. ^ Oakley 2003, p. 65

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