Cheltenham High Street railway station


Cheltenham High Street railway station
Cheltenham High Street
Location
Place Cheltenham
Area Cheltenham
Grid reference SO936234
Operations
Original company Midland Railway
Pre-grouping Midland Railway
History
Key dates Opened 1 September 1862
Closed 1 July 1910
1 September 1862 Opened as Cheltenham Tewkesbury Road Bridge
1 October 1862 Renamed Cheltenham High Street
1 July 1910 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
Portal icon UK Railways portal

Cheltenham High Street railway station was built by the Midland Railway to serve the north-western part of Cheltenham.

Contents

History

A 1910 Railway Clearing House map of railways in the vicinity of Cheltenham High Street

The station was situated on the main Birmingham to Bristol railway line, to the south of the bridge where the line passes beneath High Street in Cheltenham.

It was opened on 1 September 1862 as Cheltenham Tewkesbury Road Bridge, and a month later, on 1 October, was renamed Cheltenham High Street.[1]

The Midland and South Western Junction Railway (MSWJ) had reached Cirencester in 1883.[2] On 1 August 1891 the MSWJ opened an extension from Cirencester to Andoversford,[3] which connected with the existing Banbury and Cheltenham Direct Railway; the MSWJ obtained permission to use that line to reach Cheltenham.[2] The MSWJ passenger trains ran to Cheltenham (Lansdown), whereas the goods trains continued a little further north, to Cheltenham High Street.[4] The MSWJ built a locomotive depot adjacent to High Street station.[5]

The station closed to passengers on 1 July 1910.[1] The line remains open for passenger services between Birmingham New Street and Cheltenham Spa, but these do not call at Cheltenham High Street.

Route

Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Cleeve
Line open, station closed
  Midland Railway
Birmingham and Gloucester Railway
  Cheltenham
Line and station open

Notes

References

  • Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1 85260 508 1. R508. 
  • Sands, T.B.; Jenkins, S.C. (1990) [1959]. The Midland and South Western Junction Railway. The Oakwood Library of Railway History (2nd ed.). Headington: Oakwood Press. ISBN 0 85361 402 4. OL16. 

Coordinates: 51°54′35″N 2°05′37″W / 51.9096°N 2.0937°W / 51.9096; -2.0937



Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.