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Nottage Halt railway station

Nottage Halt railway station was a small halt on the Porthcawl branch line, serving the village of Nottage in South Wales.

Nottage Halt
Location
PlaceNottage
AreaBridgend
Coordinates51°29′32″N 3°42′05″W / 51.4922°N 3.7014°W / 51.4922; -3.7014Coordinates: 51°29′32″N 3°42′05″W / 51.4922°N 3.7014°W / 51.4922; -3.7014
Operations
Original companyGreat Western Railway
Platforms1
History
c. 1900opened (unadvertised)as Porthcawl Golfers Halt
17 July 1924opened
9 Sept. 1963closed to passengers
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

It first opened around 1900 as an unadvertised halt named Porthcawl Golfers Platform (or Golf Platform). In 1924 it was made a public halt called Nottage Halt. It had a single platform constructed in brick. Unlike many unstaffed halts in South Wales, the shelter at Nottage was a comparatively smart and substantial structure, with a tiled roof and brick chimney. The station was popular throughout its life, and was often referred to as Golf Station (the Royal Porthcawl Golf Club is nearby).

Nottage Halt closed to passengers in 1963, along with the whole of the Porthcawl branch. The closure came despite the fact that passenger receipts remained profitable.[1] The line through the station closed in 1965.

The remains of the halt are still visible.[2] The trackbed is little more than a rough pathway.[3]


Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Pyle
Line and station open
  Great Western Railway
Porthcawl branch
  Porthcawl
Line and station closed

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Hall, M. Lost Railways of South Wales. Countryside Books. 2009. p.110
  2. ^ [1] VisitorUK Accessed 11/041/2017
  3. ^ [2] Memories of Porthcawl Accessed 11/04/2017