Bishops Cleeve railway station

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Bishop's Cleeve
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The railway station in 1962
Location
PlaceBishop's Cleeve
AreaTewkesbury
Coordinates51°56′51″N 2°03′01″W / 51.9474°N 2.0504°W / 51.9474; -2.0504Coordinates: 51°56′51″N 2°03′01″W / 51.9474°N 2.0504°W / 51.9474; -2.0504
Grid referenceSO966276
Operations
Original companyGreat Western Railway
Pre-groupingGreat Western Railway
Post-groupingGreat Western Railway
Platforms2
History
1 June 1906Station opens
7 March 1960Station 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

Bishop's Cleeve railway station was a railway station that served the village of Bishop's Cleeve in Gloucestershire, England.

It was opened by the Great Western Railway in 1906, on its line between Stratford-upon-Avon and Cheltenham. It closed in March 1960, though the line itself remained open until 1976. The track was later lifted.

From 1997 to 2001 the line was relaid by the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway (G-WR) through the station site and later reopened in 2003, though there are currently no plans to rebuild the station site, as of September 2016.

The Midland Railway also opened a station, called Cleeve, on the nearby Birmingham and Gloucester Railway in 1843.

Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Gotherington
Line and station open
  Great Western Railway
Honeybourne Line
  Cheltenham Racecourse
Line and station open

References[edit]

  1. ^ Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199.