Iron Acton railway station

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Iron Acton
Iron Acton railway station 2004.jpg
The site of Iron Acton railway station in 2004
Location
Place Iron Acton
Area South Gloucestershire
Coordinates 51°32′52″N 2°28′08″W / 51.5477°N 2.4690°W / 51.5477; -2.4690Coordinates: 51°32′52″N 2°28′08″W / 51.5477°N 2.4690°W / 51.5477; -2.4690
Grid reference ST675833
Operations
Original company Midland Railway
Pre-grouping Midland Railway
Post-grouping London, Midland and Scottish Railway
Platforms 1
History
2 September 1872 (1872-09-02) Station opened
19 June 1944 (1944-06-19) Station 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

Iron Acton station opened on 2 September 1872, with the start of services on the Midland Railway branch from Yate to Thornbury. The station was designed by the Midland Railway company architect John Holloway Sanders.[1]

It closed to passenger services on 19 June 1944.

The station served Iron Acton village and was sited to the south west of it. It consisted of a single platform face and a large wooden station building. A freight-only branch serving an iron mine in Frampton Cotterell connected at the station. This closed in 1872 and a truncated section of this route served as a coal depot until closure on 10 June 1963.

The station was demolished in the 1960s. The part-remains of the platform survive, as does a crossing-keeper's cottage to the south of the station site. In mid 2013, the line beyond Yate Middle Jn was placed 'Out of Use', due to the mothballing of the quarry at Tytherington.[2]

Services[edit]

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Yate   Yate to Thornbury Branch
Midland Railway
  Tytherington
Station closed

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Notes by the Way.". Derbyshire Times and Chesterfield Herald (British Newspaper Archive). 1 November 1884. Retrieved 12 July 2016 – via British Newspaper Archive. (subscription required (help)). 
  2. ^ "Establishment of proposed G1 Short Term Network Change: Tytherington Branch (from 0m 30ch) Designation as "Out of Use (temporary)"" (PDF). Swindon: Network Rail. 10 September 2013. STNC/G1/2013/WEST/565. Retrieved 3 November 2013. 

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