- Monmouth Troy railway station
Monmouth Troy Monmouth Troy has been rebuilt on the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway, it is now called Winchcombe railway station. Location Place Monmouth Area Monmouthshire Operations Original company Coleford, Monmouth, Usk and Pontypool Railway[notes 1] Pre-grouping Great Western Railway[notes 2] Post-grouping Great Western Railway Platforms 2 History October 1857 Station opened for Coleford, Monmouth, Usk and Pontypool Railway January 1964 Station closed Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom Closed railway stations in Britain
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The Railways of MonmouthLegend Ross and Monmouth Railway Monmouth Mayhill River Wye Monmouth Troy Goods Yard Monmouth Troy River Wye Wyesham Halt Coleford Railway Wye Valley Railway Monmouth Troy Tunnel River Trothy Dingestow CMU&PR Wye Valley RailwayLegend Coleford, Monmouth, Usk & Pontypool Railway Monmouth Troy Ross and Monmouth Railway River Wye Wyesham Halt Wyesham Junction for Coleford Railway Welsh/English border Redbrook on Wye Penallt Viaduct over River Wye (Welsh/English border) Penallt Halt Whitebrook Halt St Briavels Llandogo Halt Brockweir Halt Tintern River Wye (Welsh/English border) Tintern tunnel 182 yards Tintern Wireworks Branch (Welsh/English border) Tintern Quarry Tidenham tunnel 1190 yards Netherhope Halt Tidenham Gloucester to Newport Line Wye Valley Junction Tutshill Halt Chepstow East River Wye (Welsh/English border) Chepstow Gloucester to Newport Line Coleford RailwayLegend CMU&PR Monmouth Troy Ross and Monmouth Railway River Wye Wyesham Halt Wyesham Junction Redbrook Tunnel Wye Valley Railway Welsh/English border Newland Newland Tunnel Whitecliff Quarry Whitecliff Tunnel Coleford Coleford (S&WR) Severn and Wye Railway Coleford, Monmouth, Usk & Pontypool RailwayLegend Ross and Monmouth Railway Wye Valley Railway and Coleford Railway 0m 46ch River Wye 0m 0ch Monmouth Troy Monmouth Troy tunnel River Trothy 3m 32ch Dingestow 5m 56ch Elms Bridge Halt 6m 34ch Raglan 6m 43ch Raglan Footpath 7m 59ch Raglan Road Crossing Halt 8m 52ch Llandenny 9m 66ch Cefntilla Halt Usk Tunnel 12m 4ch Usk River Usk 14m 28ch ROF Glascoed 14m 48ch Glascoed Halt Welsh Marches Line 16m 12ch Little Mill Junction Pontypool Road Ross and Monmouth RailwayLegend Hereford, Ross and Gloucester Railway 0m 0ch Ross-on-Wye Hereford, Ross and Gloucester Railway 3m 12ch Walford Halt 4m 10ch Kerne Bridge River Wye Lydbrook tunnel River Wye Severn and Wye Railway 5m 40ch Lydbrook Junction Symonds Yat tunnel 7m 50ch Symonds Yat Welsh/English border 10m 59ch Hadnock Halt 12m 31ch Monmouth Mayhill Wye Valley Railway and Coleford Railway River Wye 13m 10ch Monmouth Troy Coleford, Monmouth, Usk and Pontypool Railway
Monmouth Troy was one of the two former stations at Monmouth. It was built in 1857 by the Coleford, Monmouth, Usk and Pontypool Railway and was used by several other branch lines as the local rail network expanded. The station closed in January 1964 following the closure of the last two lines to the station, the Wye Valley Railway and the Ross and Monmouth Railway.
Monmouth Troy was built for the Coleford, Monmouth, Usk and Pontypool Railway and opened on 12 October 1857. It was the largest of the two stations in Monmouth, the other station being Monmouth Mayhill. The Ross & Monmouth Railway found its way to Monmouth Troy in 1874 followed shortly by the Wye Valley Railway in 1876, the Coleford Railway came later in 1883.
The Coleford Railway closed in 1917; The Coleford, Monmouth, Usk and Pontypool Railway withdrew passenger services in 1955, followed by freight services on 12 October 1957. The Wye Valley Railway and Ross and Monmouth Railway struggled on until 1959 when both railways were served with a closure notice and withdrew passenger services. Freight Services on both lines to Monmouth Troy were continued until January 1964. Monmouth Troy station officially closed to rail services on 5 January 1964. If Monmouth had remained a county town it would have been the first county town in Britain to lose all its railway services.
Monmouth Troy also had a large goods yard, this was constructed at the same time of the station and outlived it by nine months until October 1964 when its non-rail depot closed.
The short tunnel directly to the west of the station that took the railway beneath Gibraltar Hill was called Monmouth Troy tunnel. It was 140 yards (130 m) long. It is sometimes confused with the A40 road tunnel going under the same hill named Gibraltar Tunnel.
Monmouth Troy today
During the construction of a building estate which would have destroyed the derelict station building, the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway bought it and moved the building stone by stone from Monmouth and re-built it on the restored railway. Re-construction at Winchcombe on the restored line began in 1987 and was completed in 1999, the station is now known as Winchcombe railway station.
Preceding station Disused railways Following station Wyesham Halt Wye Valley Railway
Terminus Wyesham Halt Coleford Railway
Great Western Railway
Terminus Terminus Coleford, Monmouth, Usk and Pontypool Railway
Dingestow Monmouth Mayhill Ross and Monmouth Railway
- The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railways Website
- A Useful page with lots of information about Monmouth Troy
- An article on the station including photos
- Memories of Monmouth Troy
- A website about the Ross and Monmouth Railway
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