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Cirencester Town railway station

Cirencester Town
Remaining station frontage in 2006.
Location
Place Cirencester
Area Cotswold
Coordinates
Grid reference SP020017
Operations
Original company Cheltenham and Great Western Union Railway
Pre-grouping Great Western Railway
Post-grouping GWR
Platforms 1
History
31 May 1841 (1841-05-31) Opened as Cirencester
1 July 1924 Renamed Cirencester Town
6 April 1964 (1964-04-06) Closed
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
UK Railways portal
View northward, to buffer-stops in 1962

Cirencester Town railway station was one of three railway stations which formerly served the town of Cirencester, Gloucestershire, England; the others were Cirencester Watermoor and Chesterton Lane Halt.

History

The Cheltenham and Great Western Union Railway was promoted to link the towns of Cheltenham and Gloucester to the Great Western Railway at Swindon; there was to be a branch from Kemble to Cirencester.[1] The line was authorised on 21 June 1836,[1] but took several years to build. The first section to open was that between Swindon and Kemble (where there was no station at first) together with the Cirencester branch; it opened on 31 May 1841.[2][3]

On 1 July 1924 the station was renamed Cirencester Town.[3]

The station closed on 6 April 1964.[3]

Routes

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Terminus   Great Western Railway
Cirencester Branch Line
  Chesterton Lane Halt
Line and station closed

References

  1. ^ a b MacDermot, E.T. (1927). History of the Great Western Railway, vol. I: 1833-1863. Paddington:  
  2. ^ MacDermot 1927, p. 170
  3. ^ a b c Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 61.  

External links

  • Cirencester Town Station on navigable 1948 O.S. map
  • Cirencester Town disused railway station photos
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