Backney Halt railway station

Backney Halt railway station was a request stop in the English county of Herefordshire. It was located on the Great Western Railway line linking Ross-on-Wye and Hereford.

Backney Halt
Backney Halt, near Ross-on-Wye geograph-2714607-by-Ben-Brooksbank.jpg
View southward, towards Ross-on-Wye and Gloucester
LocationRoss-on-Wye, Herefordshire
Coordinates51°56′35″N 2°36′26″W / 51.9431°N 2.6071°W / 51.9431; -2.6071Coordinates: 51°56′35″N 2°36′26″W / 51.9431°N 2.6071°W / 51.9431; -2.6071
Grid referenceSO583273
Other information
Original companyGreat Western Railway
Post-groupingGreat Western Railway
Key dates
17 July 1933Station opens
12 February 1962Station closes
Backney Halt in 2018.jpg
Hereford, Ross
and Gloucester Railway
Hereford Barrs Court
Hereford Barton
Rotherwas Junction
ROF Rotherwas
Dinedor tunnel
Holme Lacy
Ballingham tunnel
Fawley Tunnel
River Wye
Backney Halt
Weston under Penyard Halt
Mitcheldean Road
Lea Line tunnel
Blaisdon Halt
Grange Court
Grange Court Junction


Opened by the Great Western Railway, the station then passed on to the Western Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948. It closed in 1962, two years before the actual railway was closed to passengers in 1964.

The legacy of the Beeching Axe with the bridge decking spanning the River Wye demolished on Backney Bridge.

See alsoEdit


  • Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-85260-508-1.
  • Jowett, A. (2000). Jowett's Nationalised Railway Atlas. Atlantic Publishing. ISBN 0-906899-99-0.
  • Backney Halt on navigable 1946 O. S. map

Further readingEdit

Former Services
Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Ross-on-Wye   Hereford, Ross and Gloucester Railway
British Railways