Cheltenham High Street railway station was built by the Midland Railway to serve the north-western part of Cheltenham.
Cheltenham High Street
|Original company||Midland Railway|
|1 September 1862||Opened as Cheltenham Tewkesbury Road Bridge|
|1 October 1862||Renamed Cheltenham High Street|
|1 July 1910||Closed|
|Railways around Cheltenham|
The station was situated on the main Birmingham to Bristol railway line, to the south of the bridge where the line passes beneath Tewkesbury Road in Cheltenham, which is a continuation of, but quite remote from that known as the High Street.
It was opened on 1 September 1862 as Cheltenham Tewkesbury Road Bridge, and a month later, on 1 October, was renamed Cheltenham High Street.
The Midland and South Western Junction Railway (MSWJ) had reached Cirencester in 1883. On 1 August 1891 the MSWJ opened an extension from Cirencester to Andoversford, which connected with the existing Banbury and Cheltenham Direct Railway; the MSWJ obtained permission to use that line to reach Cheltenham. The MSWJ passenger trains ran to Cheltenham (Lansdown), whereas the goods trains continued a little further north, to Cheltenham High Street. The MSWJ built a locomotive depot adjacent to High Street station.
The station closed to passengers on 1 July 1910. The line remains open for passenger services between Birmingham New Street and Cheltenham Spa, but these do not call at Cheltenham High Street.
- William Raggett 1862 - 1875
- E. Bradley 1875 - 1877 (afterwards station master at Stretton)
- William Raggett 1875 - 1890
- Thomas Lee 1891 - 1893
- William Willson 1893 - 1902
- T.A. Aune 1902 - 1903
- T.R. West 1903 - 1905
- H.G. Cooper 1905 - 1906
- G.H. Goscombe 1906 - 1909 (afterwards station master at Haresfield)
From 1909 until closure the station was managed by the station master at Lansdown Road)
|Preceding station||Historical railways||Following station|
Line open, station closed
Birmingham and Gloucester Railway
Line and station open
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- ^ a b c d e "1899-1908 Coaching; Piece 1027". Midland Railway Operating, Traffic and Coaching Depts: 133. 1899. Retrieved 31 May 2021.
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