Abbots Wood Junction railway station

Abbots Wood Junction railway station was an early railway station in England, close to Worcester.[1] The station, 68 miles 60 chains (110.64 km) from Derby, was opened by the Midland Railway in November 1850 on the route of the former Birmingham and Gloucester Railway. Originally named Worcester Junction, it was renamed Abbot's Wood Junction on 1 March 1852, and it was closed on 1 October 1855.[2][3]

Abbot's Wood Junction
LocationWadborough, Wychavon
England
Coordinates52°08′53″N 2°09′47″W / 52.1481°N 2.1631°W / 52.1481; -2.1631Coordinates: 52°08′53″N 2°09′47″W / 52.1481°N 2.1631°W / 52.1481; -2.1631
Grid referenceSO889950
Other information
StatusDisused
History
Original companyMidland Railway
Key dates
November 1850Opened as Worcester Junction
1 March 1852Renamed Abbot's Wood Junction
1 October 1855 (1855-10-01)Station closed

The railway junction, still extant, was created c. 1850, when the Oxford, Worcester and Wolverhampton Railway reached the Bristol and Gloucester Railway just outside Worcester,[4] forming a connection.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The Gloucester to Birmingham Line & the Lickey Incline". lickeyincline.co.uk. Retrieved 6 June 2017.
  2. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. pp. 11, 255. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.
  3. ^ Long, P.J.; Awdry, W.V. (1987). The Birmingham and Gloucester Railway. Gloucester: Alan Sutton. p. 274. ISBN 0-86299-329-6.
  4. ^ "Railways in Worcestershire: Abbots Wood Junction". Retrieved 6 June 2017.