Haresfield railway station

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Haresfield
Haresfield station with down 'Pines Express' passing geograph-2754421-by-Ben-Brooksbank.jpg
Station in 1961 with BR Standard Class 9F 92151 working the Pines Express.
Location
PlaceHaresfield
AreaStroud
Coordinates51°47′18″N 2°16′25″W / 51.7883°N 2.2737°W / 51.7883; -2.2737Coordinates: 51°47′18″N 2°16′25″W / 51.7883°N 2.2737°W / 51.7883; -2.2737
Operations
Original companyMidland Railway
Pre-groupingMidland Railway
Post-groupingLondon, Midland and Scottish Railway
Platforms2
History
29 May 1854Station opened
4 January 1965Station closed
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

Haresfield railway station served the village of Haresfield in Gloucestershire, England.

History[edit]

A 1909 Railway Clearing House map of railways in the vicinity of Haresfield (top right)

The station opened on 29 May 1854[1] on the Bristol and Gloucester Railway while converting from broad gauge to the standard gauge used by its new owner, the Midland Railway.

Haresfield served only the Midland Railway despite Great Western Railway's (GWR) Swindon to Gloucester services running on parallel tracks. Passengers at the Haresfield station were not able to board passing GWR trains, as the GWR never built a station there.

Haresfield never provided any freight facilities and it closed to passenger services on 4 January 1965[1] along with other stations on the Bristol to Gloucester line. Today, the four tracks (two Midland and two GWR) have been realigned and no trace of the station remains.[2]

Services[edit]

Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Stonehouse (Bristol Road)
Line open, station closed
  Midland Railway
Bristol and Gloucester Railway
  Gloucester
Line and station open
    Gloucester Eastgate
Line and station closed

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 114. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.
  2. ^ Mike Oakley (2003). Gloucestershire Railway Stations. Wimborne: Dovecote Press. pp. 82–83. ISBN 1-904349-24-2.