Seend railway station

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Seend
Location
Place Seend
Area Wiltshire
Coordinates 51°21′21″N 2°05′44″W / 51.3557°N 2.0955°W / 51.3557; -2.0955Coordinates: 51°21′21″N 2°05′44″W / 51.3557°N 2.0955°W / 51.3557; -2.0955
Grid reference ST934618
Operations
Original company Great Western Railway
Pre-grouping Great Western Railway
Post-grouping Great Western Railway
Platforms 2
History
1857 Opened
1966 Closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal
Former railway near Seend

Seend railway station was near the village of Seend in Wiltshire, England. The station was a stop on the Devizes Branch Line, between Semington and Bromham & Rowde. Its position northwest of the village was chosen to serve the iron ore mine and iron works at Seend Cleeve.[1]

After the completion of the Devizes line, the junction at Holt allowed the fastest route from London to the West Country. However the line lost to competition and reverted to a branch line in 1900.

The station suffered from reduced traffic after the completion of the Stert and Westbury Railway between Patney and Chirton railway station and Westbury, which by-passed the Devizes Branch Line to reduce the London to Plymouth journey by 5 miles.

Seend station and the entire Devizes Branch Line were closed under the Beeching cuts. Both were destroyed in 1970.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Oakley, Mike (2004). Wiltshire Railway Stations. Wimborne: The Dovecote Press. p. 117. ISBN 1904349331. 

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Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Bromham and Rowde Halt
Line and station closed
  Great Western Railway
Devizes Branch Line
  Semington Halt
Line and station closed