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Jackfield Halt railway station

Jackfield Halt was an unstaffed request stop on the Severn Valley line in Shropshire, England. Originally opened at Jackfield, west of Maw and Company's private sidings in 1934, it comprised a simple wooden platform and shelter.[1]

Jackfield Halt
Site of Jackfield Halt in 2018.jpg
Location
PlaceJackfield
AreaTelford and Wrekin
Coordinates52°37′20″N 2°27′37″W / 52.6221°N 2.4604°W / 52.6221; -2.4604Coordinates: 52°37′20″N 2°27′37″W / 52.6221°N 2.4604°W / 52.6221; -2.4604
Grid referenceSJ692025
Operations
Original companyGreat Western Railway
Post-groupingGreat Western Railway
Platforms1
History
3 December 1934 (1934-12-03)Station opened
1 March 1954Station resited
9 September 1963 (1963-09-09)Station closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
A B C D–F G H–J K–L M–O P–R S T–V W–Z

In 1952 the area suffered a severe landslide, during which the line and halt moved around 25 feet towards the river. The halt was relocated by around ¼ mile to a new position east of these sidings, reopening on 1 March 1954.[2]

The planned closure of the northern end of the Severn Valley Line including Jackfield Halt pre-dated the Beeching report. The re-located halt was demolished shortly after closure and no remains are now visible. The trackbed in the area forms part of National Cycle Route 45, named the Mercian Way.

Jackfield Sidings were situated ½ mile closer to Ironbridge.[3] A set of level crossing gates in the centre of these sidings is still in situ, together with three short lengths of track side by side just forward of the crossing gates. What appears to be a platform at that location formed part of these sidings but was not associated with either of the passenger halts.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Vanns, Michael A. (2013). Severn Valley Railway, A View from the Past. Shrewsbury: Shrewdale Publishing. p. 46. ISBN 978-0-9575898-0-3.
  2. ^ Stretton, John (2010). The Severn Valley Railway Volume 2, A Past and Present Companion. Kettering: Past & Present Publishing. ISBN 978-1-85895-264-2.
  3. ^ Nabarro, Sir Gerald (1971). Severn Valley Steam. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul. p. 39. ISBN 0-7100-7064-0.
  4. ^ Plaque on Jackfield Sidings crossing

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Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Ironbridge and Broseley
Line and station closed
  Great Western Railway
Severn Valley Railway
  Coalport
Line and station closed