Hallen Halt railway station

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Hallen Halt
Location
Place Hallen, Gloucestershire
Area South Gloucestershire
Coordinates 51°30′44″N 2°38′29″W / 51.5122°N 2.6415°W / 51.5122; -2.6415Coordinates: 51°30′44″N 2°38′29″W / 51.5122°N 2.6415°W / 51.5122; -2.6415
Grid reference ST555795
Operations
Original company Great Western Railway
Pre-grouping Great Western Railway
Platforms 2
History
9 May 1910 (1910-05-09) opened
22 March 1915 closed
10 March 1917 reopened
October 1918 closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Hallen Halt railway station was a railway station in Hallen, Gloucestershire, England, on the Henbury Loop Line. The station is closed, and the line is closed to passengers.

History[edit]

The halt was opened by the Great Western Railway on 9 May 1910. It was closed on 22 March 1915, but reopened for limited use on 10 March 1917 before being closed permanently in October 1918.[1]

Future[edit]

Improved services on the Severn Beach Line are called for as part of the Greater Bristol Metro scheme, a rail transport plan which aims to enhance transport capacity in the Bristol area.[2][3][4] It has been suggested that the Henbury Loop Line be reopened as part of the scheme, with the possibility of services running from Bristol Temple Meads to Bristol Parkway via Clifton Down and Henbury.[5] The Metro scheme was given the go-ahead in July 2012 as part of the City Deal, whereby local councils would be given greater control over money by the government.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 112. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 
  2. ^ White, James (13 March 2009). "Item 04: Greater Bristol Metro" (PDF). West of England Partnership. Retrieved 28 December 2011. 
  3. ^ "Campaign for trains from Bristol Temple Meads every half hour". This is Bristol. Northcliffe Media. 17 January 2012. Retrieved 19 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "Transport Minister hears calls for better Bristol train service". This is Bristol. Northcliffe Media. 17 October 2009. Retrieved 14 April 2012. 
  5. ^ "Our Case". Friends of Suburban Bristol Railways. Retrieved 15 April 2012. 
  6. ^ Ribbeck, Michael (6 July 2012). "£100 million Bristol Metro train network by 2016". The Post, Bristol. Northcliffe Media. Retrieved 6 July 2012.