Newent railway station

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Newent
Newent railway station (postcard).jpg
Location
Place Newent
Area Forest of Dean
Coordinates 51°56′06″N 2°24′29″W / 51.9349°N 2.4080°W / 51.9349; -2.4080Coordinates: 51°56′06″N 2°24′29″W / 51.9349°N 2.4080°W / 51.9349; -2.4080
Grid reference SO719263
Operations
Original company Ledbury and Gloucester Railway
Pre-grouping Great Western Railway
Post-grouping Great Western Railway
Platforms 2
History
1885 Opened
1959 Closed to passengers
1964 Closed to all traffic
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal
GWR 2251 Class 3203 hauling the last passenger train at Newent in 1959

Newent railway station was a stop on the former Ledbury and Gloucester Railway. It opened in 1885 and served the town of Newent. It was closed for passengers in 1959, but the line remained open for freight traffic until 1964.[1] It was located opposite what is now the Newent fire station. The buttresses of the Station Bridge can be seen intact on nearby Station Road.

As of 2011 there was a proposal[2] by the Herefordshire and Gloucestershire Canal Trust to reopen the 34 mile Herefordshire and Gloucestershire Canal upon which the railway was built.

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Malswick Halt   Ledbury and Gloucester Railway
Great Western Railway
  Four Oaks Halt

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