Montego Bay railway station

Montego Bay railway station
Montego Bay
Montego Bay railway station c1905.jpg
Montego Bay railway station c1905
Station statistics
Coordinates 18°28′07″N 77°55′19″W / 18.4685834°N 77.9220289°W / 18.4685834; -77.9220289Coordinates: 18°28′07″N 77°55′19″W / 18.4685834°N 77.9220289°W / 18.4685834; -77.9220289
Lines Kingston to Montego Bay main line
Platforms One
Tracks Single with sidings and branches to piers, works, sheds, etc.[1]
Other information
Opened c1894
Closed 1992-10[2]
Owned by Jamaica Railway Corporation
Location
Montego Bay railway station is located in Jamaica
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Montego Bay railway station

Montego Bay railway station opened in 1894 and closed in 1992 when all passenger services in Jamaica abruptly ceased.[2] 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.[3]

Contents

Architecture

The station was a simple two story[4] timber building with a gable end zinc roof partially supported by timber posts with finger-like timber brackets.[5] Solid recessed panel doors and sash windows were used throughout the building.[5]

In 2003 it was reported as being in "deplorable condition" and "in need of major repairs".[6]

Track layout

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.[1]

Fares

In 1910 the third class fare from Montego Bay to Kingston was 8/- (eight shillings); first class was about double.[7]

See also

  • Railway stations in Jamaica

External links

References

  1. ^ a b Road map of Jamaica, Montego Bay insert, Texaco, 1972.
  2. ^ a b The rise and fall of railways in Jamaica, 1845-1975 - Pg18 Journal of Transport History - March 2003.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ File:Montego Bay railway station c1905.jpg
  5. ^ a b Montego Bay Railway Station, Jamaica National Heritage Trust.
  6. ^ 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.
  7. ^ 1910 Directory, Jamaican Family Search Genealogy Research Library, 2006.

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