Oldland Common railway station
Oldland Common is a railway station on the Avon Valley Railway. The station is on the same site as a previous station which was on the-then LMS Bath branch from Mangotsfield. Then, as now, paths led down to the platforms from North Street. However, until 1966 there were two platforms, one for each direction of travel.
|Owned by||London, Midland and Scottish Railway |
London Midland Region of British Railways
Avon Valley Railway
|2 December 1935||Opened (Oldland Common)|
|7 December 1964||Renamed (Oldland Common Halt)|
|7 March 1966||Closed|
|6 March 1991||Reopened as heritage station|
|Stations on heritage railways in the United Kingdom|
|A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z|
|Avon Valley Railway|
Oldland Common's first station opened on 2 December 1935 on the LMS branch line that had been originally opened by the Midland Railway through this site in 1869. The station was intended to serve the growing suburban development in the area. It had platforms built of railway sleepers, and a small ticket office on the footpath that led down from the top of the cutting in which it was sited. In its last years before closure with the line on 7 March 1966 it was designated as an unstaffed halt.
Opened by the Avon Valley Railway on 6 March 1991. Passengers are invited to leave the train to watch the engine run round its train.
The station lies on the Bristol and Bath Railway Path.
|Preceding station||Heritage railways||Following station|
|Terminus||Avon Valley Railway||Bitton|
Line and station closed
Mangotsfield and Bath Branch Line
Line and station open
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- Gloucestershire Railway Stations, by Mike Oakley, Dovecote Press, 2003
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