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Stourport-on-Severn railway station

Stourport-on-Severn railway station was the main station in Stourport-on-Severn, Worcestershire, England.

Stourport-on-Severn
Stourport station site in 2018.jpg
Location
PlaceStourport-on-Severn
AreaWorcestershire
Coordinates52°20′42″N 2°16′27″W / 52.3449°N 2.2743°W / 52.3449; -2.2743Coordinates: 52°20′42″N 2°16′27″W / 52.3449°N 2.2743°W / 52.3449; -2.2743
Grid referenceSO814718
Operations
Original companySevern Valley Railway
Pre-groupingGreat Western Railway
Post-groupingGreat Western Railway
Platforms2
History
1862Opened[1]
1934Renamed Stourport-on-Severn
1970Closed[1]
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

The station, originally named 'Stourport', opened on 1 February 1862 as part of the Severn Valley Railway. It had two platforms and a passing loop from opening.[2] It was renamed Stourport-on-Severn in October 1934, possibly to avoid confusion with the nearby town of Stourbridge.[3]

The station closed when passenger services between Hartlebury and Bewdley were withdrawn on 5 January 1970. Although the line to Hartlebury remained open to coal traffic to the former Stourport Power Station until 1980s-1990s when it was closed after closure of the power station. [4]

The site is now occupied by housing development although there is a footpath on the former line to Hartlebury and towards the former Stourport Power Station. The trackbed towards Bewdley is now hemmed in by modern development and no longer traceable other than near Bewdley end.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Stourport-on-Severn Station". Historic England. Retrieved 19 March 2017.
  2. ^ Marshall, John (1989). The Severn Valley Railway. Newton Abbot: David St John Thomas. p. 121. ISBN 0-946537-45-3.
  3. ^ Marshall, John (1989). The Severn Valley Railway. Newton Abbot: David St John Thomas. p. 89. ISBN 0-946537-45-3.
  4. ^ Marshall, John (1989). The Severn Valley Railway. Newton Abbot: David St John Thomas. p. 164. ISBN 0-946537-45-3.

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Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Burlish Halt
Line and station closed
  Great Western Railway
Severn Valley Railway
  Hartlebury
Line and station open