- Montego Bay railway station
Montego Bay railway station c1905
Station statistics Coordinates Coordinates: Lines Kingston to Montego Bay main line Platforms One Tracks Single with sidings and branches to piers, works, sheds, etc. Other information Opened c1894 Closed 1992-10 Owned by Jamaica Railway Corporation Location
Montego Bay railway station opened in 1894 and closed in 1992 when all passenger services in Jamaica abruptly ceased. It served the Kingston to Montego Bay main line with branches from May pen to Frankfield, Spanish Town to Ewarton, Bog Walk to Port Antonio and Linstead to New Works. It was 112.75 miles (181.45 km) from the Kingston terminus.
The station was a simple two story timber building with a gable end zinc roof partially supported by timber posts with finger-like timber brackets. Solid recessed panel doors and sash windows were used throughout the building.
In 2003 it was reported as being in "deplorable condition" and "in need of major repairs".
In addition to the station with its single platform there were freight sidings, an engine shed, two short branch lines to piers and (almost certainly) a turn table.
In 1910 the third class fare from Montego Bay to Kingston was 8/- (eight shillings); first class was about double.
- Railway stations in Jamaica
- ^ a b Road map of Jamaica, Montego Bay insert, Texaco, 1972.
- ^ a b The rise and fall of railways in Jamaica, 1845-1975 - Pg18 Journal of Transport History - March 2003.
- ^ Table 3.5 Mileage for JRC Stations, Halts & Sidings in relation to the Kingston Railway Terminus, Annual Transport Statistics Report: Jamaica in Figures 2003-2004, Ministry of Transport and Works, July 2005.
- ^ File:Montego Bay railway station c1905.jpg
- ^ a b Montego Bay Railway Station, Jamaica National Heritage Trust.
- ^ Table 3.4 Location and Condition of Railway Stations, Annual Transport Statistics Report: Jamaica in Figures 2003-2004, Ministry of Transport and Works, July 2005.
- ^ 1910 Directory, Jamaican Family Search Genealogy Research Library, 2006.
Railways of Jamaica Passenger linesKingston to Montego Bay • Spanish Town to Ewarton • Bog Walk to Port Antonio • Linstead to New Works • May Pen to Frankfield StationsList of railway stations in Jamaica • Ailford’s halt • Albany • Anchovy • Angels halt • Annotto Bay • Appleton • Appleton Tourist halt • Balaclava • Baughs halt • Belfield halt • Bog Walk • Breadnut Walk halt • Bryan's Hill • Buff Bay • Bushy Park halt • Cambridge • Catadupa • Chapelton • Clarendon Park • Comfort Hall halt • Crawle halt • Crescent halt • Crooked River • Cross Roads/Ivy Store • Darling Spring halt • Duck Pond halt • Esher • Ewarton • Fort George halt • Fort Stewart halt • Four Paths • Frankfield • Gordon’s halt • Grange Lane • Grays Inn halt • Greenvale • Greenwich Town halt • Gregory Park • Grove Place halt • Harewood halt • Hartlands halt • Highgate • Hope Bay • Horizon Park halt • Hunts Bay halt • Ipswich • Jacob’s Hut • Kendal • Kingston • Linstead • Longville halt • Maggotty • Marcus Garvey Drive halt • May Pen • Michleton halt • Montego Bay • Montpelier • Morgans • New Works • Norwich halt • Old Harbour • Orange Bay • Oxford halt • Passley Gardens halt • Port Antonio • Porus • Richmond • Riversdale • Robertson's halt • Rock halt • Saint Margaret's Bay • Scott’s Pass halt • Siloah halt • Snow Hill halt • Spanish Town • Spring Garden halt • St. John’s Road halt • Sterling Castle halt • Stonehenge • Suttons • Taja halt • Troja • Trout Hall • Williamsfield • Windsor Castle halt Bauxite linesAlcan Bodies to Port Esquiville (Alcan) • Woodside mines to Rocky Point Port (Alcoa) • Nain to Port Kaiser (Alpart) • Upper Saint Ann to Discovery Bay (Kaiser) • (Reynolds) Estate linesAppleton (sugar) • Bowden (bananas) Military linesLogans Junction to Fort Simmonds Notable personnelH R Fox • David Smith (railway promoter) • William Smith (railway promoter) Notable incidentsBalaclava rail disaster • Kendal rail disaster Locomotives Rolling stock
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