Oldland Common railway station

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Oldland Common
Oldland Common railway station.JPG
Location
PlaceOldland Common
AreaSouth Gloucestershire
Coordinates51°26′36″N 2°28′04″W / 51.443447°N 2.467646°W / 51.443447; -2.467646Coordinates: 51°26′36″N 2°28′04″W / 51.443447°N 2.467646°W / 51.443447; -2.467646
Grid referenceST676717
Operations
Owned byLondon, Midland and Scottish Railway
London Midland Region of British Railways
Avon Valley Railway
Platforms1
History
2 December 1935Opened (Oldland Common)
7 December 1964Renamed (Oldland Common Halt)
7 March 1966Closed
6 March 1991Reopened as heritage station
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Oldland Common is a railway station on the Avon Valley Railway. The station is on the same site as a previous station which was on the-then LMS Bath branch from Mangotsfield. Then, as now, paths led down to the platforms from North Street. However, until 1966 there were two platforms, one for each direction of travel.

Earlier station[edit]

Oldland Common's first station opened on 2 December 1935 on the LMS branch line that had been originally opened by the Midland Railway through this site in 1869. The station was intended to serve the growing suburban development in the area. It had platforms built of railway sleepers, and a small ticket office on the footpath that led down from the top of the cutting in which it was sited. In its last years before closure with the line on 7 March 1966 it was designated as an unstaffed halt.

Present station[edit]

Opened by the Avon Valley Railway on 6 March 1991. Passengers are invited to leave the train to watch the engine run round its train.

The station lies on the Bristol and Bath Railway Path.

Services[edit]

Preceding station Heritage Railways  Heritage railways Following station
Terminus   Avon Valley Railway   Bitton
Disused railways
Warmley
Line and station closed
  Midland Railway
Mangotsfield and Bath Branch Line
  Bitton
Line and station open

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