Woofferton railway station

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Woofferton
Woofferton station (disused) - geograph.org.uk - 316919.jpg
Woofferton station (disused). The junction was just beyond the station, to the right
Location
PlaceWoofferton
AreaShropshire
Coordinates52°18′40″N 2°42′49″W / 52.3111°N 2.7136°W / 52.3111; -2.7136Coordinates: 52°18′40″N 2°42′49″W / 52.3111°N 2.7136°W / 52.3111; -2.7136
Grid referenceSO514683
Operations
Original companyShrewsbury and Hereford Railway
Pre-groupingShrewsbury and Hereford Railway
Post-groupingShrewsbury and Hereford Railway
Platforms3
History
6 December 1853 (1853-12-06)Station opened
31 July 1961 (1961-07-31)Station 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
170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal
Railway Clearing House Junction Diagram of 1903. Woofferton Junction is near the bottom left

Woofferton railway station was a station and railway junction near Woofferton, Shropshire, England, where the Tenbury Railway joined the Shrewsbury and Hereford Railway (S&HR).

The station opened on 6 December 1853 as part of the southern extension of the S&HR from Ludlow to Hereford. It became a junction station in August 1861 when the Tenbury Railway (operated by the S&HR) opened a 5-mile branch line. In August 1864 the GWR-operated Tenbury and Bewdley Railway opened, completing the 'Wyre Forest Line' to Bewdley. In 1889 a bay platform, known as the "Back Platform", was added to serve the Wyre Forest Line. This was accessed via two diamond crossings in the main lines and continued in use until being removed in 1957.[1]

The station closed on 31 July 1961,[2] the same date as the closure of the former Tenbury Railway. The line through the station, the Welsh Marches Line, remains in use.


Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Berrington and Eye
Line open, station closed
  Shrewsbury and Hereford Railway
Welsh Marches Line
  Ashford Bowdler
Line open, station closed
Disused railways
Terminus   Shrewsbury and Hereford Railway
Tenbury Railway
  Easton Court
Line and station closed

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mitchell, Vic; Smith, Keith (2007). Branch Lines around Cleobury Mortimer. Middleton Press. figs. 2-3. ISBN 9781906008185. OCLC 176923876.
  2. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 255. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.

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