Tintern railway station
A view of the restored station and signal box.
|Original company||Wye Valley Railway.|
|Pre-grouping||Great Western Railway|
|November 1876||Station opened|
|1912||Station renamed 'for Brockweir'|
|January 1959||Station closed to passengers|
|January 1964||Station closed completely|
|Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom|
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|Wye Valley Railway|
Tintern railway station served the village of Tintern on the Wye Valley Railway. It was opened in 1876 and closed for passengers in 1959 and freight in 1964, when the line was closed completely. It was the second largest station on the line, the most substantial being Monmouth Troy railway station.
The station was opened on 1 November 1876 and was one of the four original stations along the line. It consisted of a signal box, sidings, goods shed, station building, three platforms (two of which were island platforms), and a section of double track to allow trains to pass each other. It was a large station because the railway company hoped to generate much income from tourist traffic visiting the famous Tintern Abbey.
The Old Station Tintern was bought by the local county council for £1,500. It was then refurbished and opened as a visitor attraction. There is a cafe and exhibition on site as well as a movie about the railway in one of the old carriages moved to the station.
Monmouthshire County Council replaced the old railway carriages with two refurbished carriages in Spring 2010. The carriages provide a new shop, tourism information and the Destination Wye Valley exhibition as part of the £2.8m Heritage Lottery funded "Overlooking the Wye" scheme which is conserving various sites in the lower Wye Valley. 
|Preceding station||Disused railways||Following station|
|Netherhope Halt||British Railways
Wye Valley Railway
- B. M. Handley and R. Dingwall, The Wye Valley Railway and the Coleford Branch, 1982, ISBN 0-85361-530-6
- The Old Station Tintern brochure 2009
- The Old Station Tintern Site
- Photos of Tintern Station restored
- Archive photos of Tintern Station in its prime
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