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
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Iron Acton station opened on 2 September 1872, with the start of services on the Midland Railway branch from Yate to Thornbury. 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'.[citation needed]

Services[edit]

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

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