Whitecroft railway station

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Whitecroft
Whitecroft station, Dean Forest Railway - geograph.org.uk - 3136280.jpg
Location
Place Whitecroft
Area Forest of Dean
Grid reference SO619062
Operations
Original company Severn and Wye Railway
Managed by Dean Forest Railway
Platforms 1
History
23 September 1875 opened
8 July 1929 closed for passengers
25 May 2012 reopened
Stations on heritage railways in the United Kingdom
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Whitecroft railway station is a railway station on the Dean Forest Railway.

History[edit]

A 1911 RCH map of railways in the vicinity of Whitecroft

The station originally opened on 23 September 1875, and closed on 8 July 1929.[1] It was re-opened to passengers on 25 May 2012 after a construction period of around 18 months.[2]

Much of the funding for the restoration programme came from a Rural Development grant, administered by the Forest of Dean Local Action Group in Coleford. The programme of work involved the construction of a four-coach platform on the Pillowell (up) side of the line, with the new station building be constructed in traditional Severn and Wye style.[3]

Future developments in Whitecroft will include doubling the track through the station, the construction of the second (down) platform on the Bream side of the line and the addition of a goods shed.[4]

Services[edit]

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Lydney Town
Station restored
  Severn and Wye Railway
(Later MR and GWR)
  Parkend
Station restored
Heritage Railways  Heritage railways
Norchard   Dean Forest Railway   Parkend

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 248. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 
  2. ^ "Restored Whitecroft Railway Station officially opened". BBC News Gloucestershire. BBC. Retrieved 10 June 2012. 
  3. ^ "Whitecroft Station". Forest of Dean Local Action Group. Retrieved 10 June 2012. 
  4. ^ "Station reopens after £100,000 restoration". This is Gloucestershire. Retrieved 10 June 2012. 

Coordinates: 51°45′10″N 2°33′09″W / 51.75290°N 2.55247°W / 51.75290; -2.55247