Tytherington railway station

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Thornbury
Branch Line
Thornbury
Grovesend Tunnel
Tytherington Quarry
Tytherington Tunnel
Tytherington
Iron Acton
Frampton Cotterell
freight line
Yate
The road name is one of the only indications of the station.

Tytherington railway station served the village of Tytherington in South Gloucestershire. The station was on the Yate to Thornbury branch line that was opened by the Midland Railway in 1872. The station was designed by the Midland Railway company architect John Holloway Sanders.[1]

Tytherington was a small station with a single platform on a single track section of the line. There was a single-storey wooden building. The station was closed to passengers with the rest of the line in 1944, but remained open for goods traffic until 1963. In mid 2013, the line beyond Yate Middle Jn was signed 'Out of Use' by Network Rail[2] due to the quarry being mothballed and rail traffic having ceased.[citation needed]

The station building has now been demolished, but the station master's house remains in residential use.[3]

Services[edit]

Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Iron Acton
Station closed
  Yate and Thornbury Branch
Midland Railway
  Thornbury
Station closed

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Notes by the Way". Derbyshire Times and Chesterfield Herald. British Newspaper Archive. 1 November 1884. Retrieved 12 July 2016 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  2. ^ 10 September 2013, 'Establishment of Proposed G1 Short Term Network Change - Tytherington Branch (from 0m 30ch) Designation as "Out of Use (temporary)"'Network Rail, Swindon; Retrieved 2013-12-13
  3. ^ Mike Oakley (2003). Gloucestershire Railway Stations. Wimborne: Dovecote Press. p. 140. ISBN 1-904349-24-2.

Coordinates: 51°35′27″N 2°28′47″W / 51.5907°N 2.4796°W / 51.5907; -2.4796