Vowchurch railway station

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Vowchurch
Location
Place Vowchurch
Area Herefordshire
Coordinates 52°01′18″N 2°55′59″W / 52.0216°N 2.9331°W / 52.0216; -2.9331Coordinates: 52°01′18″N 2°55′59″W / 52.0216°N 2.9331°W / 52.0216; -2.9331
Grid reference SO359363
Operations
Original company Golden Valley Railway
Post-grouping Great Western Railway
Platforms 1
History
1 September 1881 Opened
22 October 1883 Closed
17 November 1883 Reopened
2 July 1885 Closed
19 August 1885 Reopened
20 April 1898 Closed
1 May 1901 Reopened
15 December 1941 Closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Vowchurch railway station was a railway station on the Golden Valley Railway line between Abergavenny and Hay-on-Wye. It served the village of Vowchurch in Herefordshire, England, from 1881. The station closed and re-opened three times before the line's closure to passenger services in 1941. The line became part of the Great Western Railway during the Grouping of 1923.

The station comprised a single platform adjacent to the road and level crossing. To the west there was a goods yard which was particularly used for shipping timber. Construction materials for RAF Madley were brought through the yard during World War II.[1][2] Goods services continued on the line until 1949.

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Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Peterchurch
Line and station closed
  Great Western Railway
Golden Valley Railway
  Bacton
Line and station closed


Golden Valley Railway
Hereford, Hay & Brecon Railway
Hay-on-Wye
Hereford, Hay & Brecon Railway
Clifford
Greens Siding
Westbrook
Dorstone
Peterchurch
Vowchurch
Bacton
Abbeydore
Elm Bridge Munitions Depot
Welsh Marches Line to Hereford
Pontrilas
Welsh Marches Line