Trumpers Crossing Halte railway station

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Trumpers Crossing Halte
Trumpers Crossing Halte (postcard).jpg
A GWR Autocoach awaits departure
Location
PlaceHanwell
AreaEaling
Grid referenceTQ150795
Operations
Original companyGreat Western Railway
Pre-groupingGWR
Post-groupingGWR
Platforms2
History
1 May 1860Brentford branch opened
2 May 1904Station opened as Trumpers Crossing Halte
22 March 1915Service suspended
12 April 1920Services resumed
1 February 1926Station closed
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

Trumpers Crossing Halte was a station of scant construction on the Brentford Branch Line of the Great Western Railway, which ran from Southall to Brentford Dock.

History[edit]

It was opened on 2 May 1904[1][2][3] by the Great Western Railway as "Trumpers Crossing Halte", and was the only intermediate station between Southall and Brentford GWR stations. At this time, the GWR favoured the French spelling of "Halte" for such stations, because the English word "Halt" had an inappropriate meaning.[4]

The halt closed on 22 March 1915[1] as a wartime economy measure,[5] re-opened on 12 April 1920[1] and closed permanently on 1 February 1926.[1][6] Before closing for good, the words "for South Hanwell and Osterley Park" were appended.

Materials from the redundant platforms were used six months later to construct South Greenford,[6] which opened on 20 September 1926.[7]

Route[edit]

Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Southall
Line closed, station open
  Great Western Railway
Brentford Branch Line
  Brentford (GWR)
Line and station closed

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Butt 1995, p. 235.
  2. ^ Mitchell & Smith 2000, Passenger Services.
  3. ^ Mitchell & Smith 2000, figure 32.
  4. ^ Booker 1985, p. 112.
  5. ^ Mitchell & Smith 2000, Historical Background.
  6. ^ a b Mitchell & Smith 2000, figure 33.
  7. ^ Mitchell & Smith 2000, figure 13.

References[edit]

  • Booker, Frank (1985) [1977]. The Great Western Railway: A New History (2nd ed.). Newton Abbot: David & Charles. ISBN 0-946537-16-X.
  • Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.
  • Mitchell, Vic; Smith, Keith (August 2000). Branch Lines of West London. Midhurst: Middleton Press. ISBN 1-901706-50-8.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 51°30′09″N 0°20′39″W / 51.5026°N 0.3441°W / 51.5026; -0.3441