Rodwell railway station

Rodwell was a small railway station on the Portland Branch Railway in the west of the English county of Dorset.

Remains of Rodwell railway station platforms as they exist in 2021

StationEdit

Opened on 1 June 1870, it initially had one platform. However, as part of a scheme that saw several halts opened on the GWR with Railmotor services to counter road competition, a passing place was put in and Rodwell gained another platform and a signal box. The station closed with the branch in 1952.

The site todayEdit

The former trackbed of the line is now part of the Rodwell Trail footpath. The former platforms are still in place, just south of the tunnel,[1] under a road and the former Portwey Hospital site.

ReferencesEdit

  • R.V.J. Butt (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-85260-508-1.
  • J.H. Lucking (1968). Railways of Dorset. Railway Correspondence and Travel Society.

NotesEdit

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Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Westham Halt
Line and station closed
  GWR and LSWR
Portland Branch Railway
  Sandsfoot Castle Halt
Line and station closed

Coordinates: 50°36′13″N 2°27′41″W / 50.6035°N 2.4614°W / 50.6035; -2.4614