Upton-on-Severn railway station

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Upton on Severn
Upton-on-Severn Station, with train - geograph.org.uk - 1717874.jpg
Upton-on-Severn railway station in 1961
Location
Place Upton-on-Severn
Area Worcestershire
Operations
Original company Midland Railway
Post-grouping London, Midland and Scottish Railway
Platforms 2
History
16 May 1864 Station opens as Upton
April 1889 Renamed Upton on Severn
14 August 1961 Station closed[1]
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
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Upton-on-Severn railway station was a railway station serving Upton-on-Severn in the English county of Worcestershire. It was opened by the Midland Railway's Tewkesbury and Malvern Railway between Great Malvern and Ashchurch.[2]

At grouping in 1923 it became part of the London Midland and Scottish Railway, with British Railways taking over upon nationalisation of the railway system in January 1948. The British Transport Commission withdrew the service to Great Malvern on 1 December 1952, with the station henceforth becoming a terminus. It then closed to passengers on 14 August 1961, with the withdrawal of the remaining trains from Ashchurch.[3] Freight traffic continued until July 1963, when the Upton to Tewkesbury section was closed completely.

The station was subsequently demolished and no trace now remains.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Butt, R.V.J., (1995) The Directory of Railway Stations, Yeovil: Patrick Stephens
  2. ^ Preston Hendry, R., Powell Hendry, R., (1982) An historical survey of selected LMS stations : layouts and illustrations. Vol. 1 Oxford Publishing
  3. ^ "Upton's Railway Station"Welcome to Upton on Severn; Retrieved 28 September 2016

Further reading[edit]

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Malvern Hanley Road
Line and station closed
  Tewkesbury and Malvern Railway
Midland Railway
  Ripple
Line and station closed

Coordinates: 52°03′31″N 2°13′00″W / 52.0587°N 2.2168°W / 52.0587; -2.2168