Llandow (Wick Road) Halt railway station

Llandow (Wick Road) Halt railway station was a short-lived railway station in South Wales.

Llandow (Wick Road) Halt
LocationLlandow, Vale of Glamorgan
Wales
Coordinates51°25′50″N 3°30′31″W / 51.4305°N 3.5085°W / 51.4305; -3.5085Coordinates: 51°25′50″N 3°30′31″W / 51.4305°N 3.5085°W / 51.4305; -3.5085
Platforms2
Other information
StatusDisused
History
Original companyGreat Western Railway
Key dates
19 April 1943opened
15 June 1964closed

History and DescriptionEdit

The halt was opened to serve RAF Llandow after the development of RAF bases in the area caused the traffic on the Vale of Glamorgan Line to increase. The halt had two full-length platforms, each with a rudimentary brick shelter.[1] Although the base closed in 1957, the halt remained open until passenger services were withdrawn in 1964.


Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Llantwit Major
Line and station open
  Great Western Railway
Vale of Glamorgan Line
  Llandow Halt
Line open; station closed

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Chapman 1998, p. 157

ReferencesEdit

Chapman, Colin (1998) The Vale of Glamorgan Railway The Oakwoood Press