Blodwell Junction railway station

Blodwell Junction railway station was a station in Llanyblodwel, Shropshire, England. The station opened on 18 April 1870 as Llanyblodwel before being renamed in 1904.[1] The station closed to passengers on 15 January 1951 and closed completely on 6 January 1964.[1] There is no trace of the station today.

Blodwell Junction
Blodwell Junction station in 1962
General information
LocationLlanyblodwel, Shropshire
Coordinates52°48′02″N 3°06′40″W / 52.8006°N 3.1111°W / 52.8006; -3.1111
Grid referenceSJ250231
Other information
Original companyPotteries, Shrewsbury and North Wales Railway
Pre-groupingCambrian Railways
Post-groupingGreat Western Railway
Key dates
18 April 1870Opened as Llanyblodwel[1]
5 January 1904Renamed Blodwell Junction[1]
15 January 1951Closed to passengers[1]
6 January 1964Closed to goods trains[1]

Present day edit

The tracks remained in use to serve Nantmawr Quarry until 1984 when the entire line was closed by British Rail and the line was left in situ from Blodwell Junction to near Oswestry. The line has since been cleared and is now under the co-ownership of both the Cambrian Heritage Railway and the recently reformed Tanat Valley Light Railway.

References edit

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Station Name: Blodwell Junction". Disused Stations. Retrieved 12 March 2017.

Further reading edit

Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Llanyblodwel Halt
Line and station closed
  Great Western Railway
Tanat Valley Light Railway
  Porthywaen Halt
Line and station closed
Line and station closed
  Great Western Railway
Nantmawr Branch
  Nantmawr quarry
Line closed