Stratford Old Town railway station

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Stratford Old Town
Stratford-on-Avon LMS, 1950, geograph-5320915-by-Walter-Dendy,-deceased.jpg
The station in 1950.
Location
Place Stratford-upon-Avon
Area District of Stratford-on-Avon
Grid reference SP199540
Operations
Pre-grouping Stratford-upon-Avon and Midland Junction Railway
Post-grouping London, Midland and Scottish Railway
Western Region of British Railways
Platforms 2
History
1 July 1873 Station opens
7 April 1952 Station closes to passengers
1965 Station closes to freight
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

Stratford Old Town railway station was one of two railway stations that served the town of Stratford-upon-Avon in Warwickshire, England. On the Stratford-upon-Avon and Midland Junction Railway, the station was built in 1873 to the south of the town.

History

Opened on 1 July 1873, along with the other stations on the line, the station lasted less than a century: the last scheduled passenger train ran on 7 April 1952, although there was one train carrying the Queen Mother to Stratford in 1964. The line remained open for freight until 1965.[1]

Routes

A 1911 Railway Clearing House map of railways in the vicinity of Stratford-upon-Avon
Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Stratford-upon-Avon   SMJR
East and West Junction Railway
  Ettington
Binton   SMJR
Evesham, Redditch and Stratford-upon-Avon Junction Railway
 

References

  1. ^ http://www.railaroundbirmingham.co.uk/Stations/stratford_upon_avon_oldtown.php

External links

  • Stratford Old Town on navigable 1954 O. S. map
  • The station on Warwickshire Railways

Coordinates: 52°11′03″N 1°42′39″W / 52.1843°N 1.7108°W / 52.1843; -1.7108

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