Tintern railway station

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Tintern Station
Tintern Station.jpg
A view of the restored station and signal box.
Location
Place Tintern
Area Monmouthshire
Operations
Original company Wye Valley Railway.
Pre-grouping Great Western Railway
Platforms 3
History
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
Closed railway stations in Britain
A B C D–F G H–J K–L M–O P–R S T–V W–Z
170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal


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.[1]

A Stone train in 1963 hauled by a steam locomotive departing southwards from the station.

History[edit]

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.[1]

Today[edit]

The Old Station Tintern was bought by the local county council for £1,500.[2] 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. [3]

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Netherhope Halt   British Railways
Wye Valley Railway
  Brockweir Halt

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b B. M. Handley and R. Dingwall, The Wye Valley Railway and the Coleford Branch, 1982, ISBN 0-85361-530-6
  2. ^ The Old Station Tintern brochure 2009
  3. ^ http://www.monmouthshire.gov.uk/site/scripts/documents_info.php?documentID=845

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 51°42′10″N 2°40′16″W / 51.7029°N 2.6711°W / 51.7029; -2.6711