Ryeford railway station

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Ryeford
Location
Place Ryeford
Area Stroud
Coordinates 51°44′20″N 2°16′17″W / 51.7388°N 2.2715°W / 51.7388; -2.2715Coordinates: 51°44′20″N 2°16′17″W / 51.7388°N 2.2715°W / 51.7388; -2.2715
Grid reference SO813045
Operations
Original company Stonehouse and Nailsworth Railway
Pre-grouping Midland Railway
Post-grouping London, Midland and Scottish Railway
Platforms 1
History
4 February 1867 (1867-02-04) Opened
16 June 1947 Last train
8 June 1949 Official closure
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Stonehouse &
Nailsworth Railway
Cross Country Route
← to Birmingham • to Bristol
Stonehouse (Bristol Road)
Ryeford
Dudbridge
Stroud
Woodchester
Nailsworth

Ryeford railway station served the villages of Ryeford, Kings Stanley and Leonard Stanley in Gloucestershire, England. It was on the 9.3km-long Stonehouse and Nailsworth Railway, later part of the Midland Railway.

The station opened with the railway in 1867.[1] It was large for a country station and included a two-storey station-master's house. The single platform at Ryeford was unusually wide. Sidings served a large timber yard and a signalbox was sited at Ryeford when the short branch to Stroud from Dudbridge, the next station towards Nailsworth, opened in 1885.

The Stonehouse and Nailsworth Railway, along with the rest of the Midland Railway, became part of the London Midland and Scottish Railway at the 1923 Grouping. Passenger services were suspended on the line as an economy measure to save fuel in June 1947, and were officially withdrawn from 8 June 1949. Ryeford remained open for goods traffic until 1964, though the signalbox closed in 1958. The line itself closed for goods traffic in 1966. The station buildings at Ryeford have all been demolished and the line of the track is used as the A419 road.[2]

Services[edit]

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Stonehouse (Bristol Road)
Line and station closed
  Midland Railway
Stonehouse and Nailsworth Railway
  Dudbridge
Line and station closed

References[edit]

  1. ^ Oakley, Mike (2003). Gloucestershire Railway Stations. Wimborne: Dovecote Press. pp. 116–117. ISBN 1-904349-24-2. 
  2. ^ Oakley 2003, p. 117

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