List of railway stations in Jamaica

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Looking out of Kingston railway terminus along the permanent way from near the buffers.

All railway stations in Jamaica closed in October 1992 when passenger traffic abruptly ceased.[1] They are here listed by branch and distance from Kingston.[2] In some cases elevation (height above sea level) is also shown.[3] In 2011 service resumed.[4]

Map of the Jamaica railway system at its pre-bauxite peak c1945.

Kingston to Montego Bay main line[edit]

There were 22 stations and 17 halts a halt being a flag stop.:[5][6]

Spanish Town to Ewarton branch line[edit]

There were 4 stations and 5 halts:[6][11]

  • Spanish Town railway station (Branch Junction)
  • St. John’s Road Halt
  • Angels Halt
  • Crescent Halt
  • Bog Walk Station - Junction
  • Michleton Halt
  • Linstead Station (Branch junction)
  • Sterling Castle Halt
  • Ewarton Station (Terminus)

Bog Walk to Port Antonio branch line[edit]

There were 13 stations and 15 halts:[12]

Linstead to New Works branch line[edit]

There must have been at least 2 stations on this three mile branch line:[14]

  • Linstead Station (Branch Junction)
  • New Works Station (Terminus)

May Pen to Frankfield branch line[edit]

There were 10 stations and halts on the line c1973.[15] More recent references[6] mention only nine. The line closed in 1974.

  • May Pen Station - Branch junction
  • Longville Halt
  • Suttons Station
  • Cross Roads/Ivy Store Station
  • Chapelton Station
  • Danks Station[16]
  • Morgans Station
  • Bryan's Hill Station extant 1973,[15] unmentioned 2005.[6]
  • Crooked River Station
  • Trout Hall Station
  • Frankfield railway station (276m) - Terminus

Strays[edit]

  • Bernard Lodge[13] which is a sugar estate south east of Spanish Town. Google satellite images show what appears to be an abandoned line heading in this direction from Spanish Town station but no other references to it have been found.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The rise and fall of railways in Jamaica, 1845-1975 - Pg18 Journal of Transport History - March 2003
  2. ^ A list of stations in use at the time of closure to passenger traffic can be found in Annual Transport Statistics Report: Jamaica in Figures 2003-2004, Ministry of Transport and Works, July 2005. Others are shown on earlier UK Directorate of Overseas Surveys 1:50,000 map of Jamaica sheets; these had presumably been previously closed.
  3. ^ Elevations are from
  4. ^ "CHOO CHOO – Trains Roll Again". Jamaican Ministry of Transport, Works & Housing. May 16, 2011. 
  5. ^ UK Directorate of Overseas Surveys 1:50,000 map of Jamaica, various sheets (1958-1973).
  6. ^ a b c d Annual Transport Statistics Report: Jamaica in Figures 2003-2004, Ministry of Transport and Works, July 2005, Table 3.5 - Mileage for JRC Stations, Halts & Sidings in relation to the Kingston Railway Terminus 2003-2004. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "mtw03.2F04" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  7. ^ a b c d B078, BWISC Bulletin 1973-09, Jamaica Railway Markings, Robert Topaz
  8. ^ The rise and fall of railways in Jamaica, 1845-1975 - Pg12 Journal of Transport History - March 2003.
  9. ^ UK Directorate of Overseas Surveys 1:50,000 map of Jamaica sheet D, 1959.
  10. ^ Jamaica Gleaner, Pieces of the Past, Tragedy at Kendal - 1957, bullet point 6 under the subheading "Jamaica's Railway History".
  11. ^ UK Directorate of Overseas Surveys 1:50,000 map of Jamaica Sheet L (1966).
  12. ^ UK Directorate of Overseas Surveys 1:50,000 map of Jamaica Sheets K (1966), L (1967) & M (1970).
  13. ^ a b The Jamaica Government Railway, F Aguilar, TPO Volume 8 Number 6, 1954-11&12.
  14. ^ UK Directorate of Overseas Surveys 1:50,000 map of Jamaica Sheets G (1973), K (1966) & L (1967).
  15. ^ a b UK Directorate of Overseas Surveys 1:50,000 map of Jamaica Sheets G & H, 1973.
  16. ^ B097, BWISC Bulletin 1978-06, Jamaica Railway Markings, Major T W Jefferson.

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