Bredon railway station

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Bredon
Site of Bredon Station - geograph.org.uk - 61490.jpg
Station site in 2005.
Location
PlaceBredon
AreaWychavon
Coordinates52°01′45″N 2°06′31″W / 52.0292°N 2.1086°W / 52.0292; -2.1086Coordinates: 52°01′45″N 2°06′31″W / 52.0292°N 2.1086°W / 52.0292; -2.1086
Grid referenceSO926368
Operations
Original companyBirmingham and Gloucester Railway
Pre-groupingMidland Railway
Post-groupingLondon, Midland and Scottish Railway
Platforms2
History
24 June 1840 (1840-06-24)Opened
4 January 1965 (1965-01-04)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

Bredon railway station was on the Birmingham–Gloucester railway line to the north of Ashchurch for Tewkesbury railway station. The station is now closed.

History[edit]

The first section of the Birmingham and Gloucester Railway, between Bromsgrove and Cheltenham, opened on 24 June 1840, and among the original stations was one at Bredon.[1][2] The station was 35 miles 11.26 chains (56.554 km) from Camp Hill, and the adjacent stations Eckington and Ashchurch opened the same day.[3]

The station closed to goods on 1 July 1963, and to passengers on 4 January 1965.[3][2] (The line remains in use, as part of the Bristol to Birmingham main line.)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Long & Awdry 1987, pp. 34–35,274.
  2. ^ a b Butt 1995, p. 43.
  3. ^ a b Long & Awdry 1987, p. 274.

References[edit]

  • Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.
  • Long, P.J.; Awdry, W. V. (1987). The Birmingham and Gloucester Railway. Gloucester: Alan Sutton. ISBN 0-86299-329-6.

Further reading[edit]

Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Eckington
Line open, station closed
  Midland Railway
Birmingham and Gloucester Railway
  Ashchurch
Line and station open