Montpelier railway station, Jamaica
|Owned by||Jamaica Railway Corporation|
|Line(s)||Kingston to Montego Bay main line|
Montpelier railway station opened in 1895 and closed in 1992. It served the village of Montpelier on the Kingston to Montego Bay line and was 103 miles (166 km) from the Kingston terminus. It is on the list of designated National Heritage Sites in Jamaica.
The station was constructed in 1895 of timber to a unique two-storey design in a combination of Jamaican Georgian and Victorian architectural styles. The ground floor is constructed of ashlar, the upper floor of timber. It has decorative fanlights, a Queen Ann entablature and pediment above the windows and a gable end zinc roof.
In 2003 it was reported as being in "very poor condition" and "in need of major repairs".
- The rise and fall of railways in Jamaica, 1845-1975 - Pg18 Journal of Transport History - March 2003
- Table 3.5 Mileage for JRC Stations, Halts & Sidings in relation to the Kingston Railway Terminus, Annual Transport Statistics Report: Jamaica in Figures 2003-2004, Ministry of Transport and Works, July 2005.
- Montpelier Railway Station, Jamaica National Heritage Trust.
- Table 3.4 Location and Condition of Railway Stations, Annual Transport Statistics Report: Jamaica in Figures 2003-2004, Ministry of Transport and Works, July 2005.
- 1910 Directory, Jamaican Family Search Genealogy Research Library, 2006.
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