Iron Acton
The site of Iron Acton railway station in 2004
LocationIron Acton, South Gloucestershire
England
Coordinates51°32′52″N 2°28′08″W / 51.5477°N 2.4690°W / 51.5477; -2.4690Coordinates: 51°32′52″N 2°28′08″W / 51.5477°N 2.4690°W / 51.5477; -2.4690
Grid referenceST675833
Platforms1
Other information
StatusDisused
History
Original companyMidland Railway
Pre-groupingMidland Railway
Post-groupingLondon, Midland and Scottish Railway
Key dates
2 September 1872 (1872-09-02)Station opened
19 June 1944 (1944-06-19)Station closed
Thornbury
Branch Line
Thornbury
Grovesend Tunnel
Tytherington Quarry
Tytherington Tunnel
Tytherington
Iron Acton
Frampton Cotterell
freight line
Yate

Iron Acton station opened on 2 September 1872, with the start of services on the Midland Railway branch from Yate to Thornbury. The station was designed by the Midland Railway company architect John Holloway Sanders.[1]

It closed to passenger services on 19 June 1944.

The station served Iron Acton village and was sited to the south west of it. It consisted of a single platform face and a large wooden station building. A freight-only branch serving an iron mine in Frampton Cotterell connected at the station. This closed in 1872 and a truncated section of this route served as a coal depot until closure on 10 June 1963.

The station was demolished in the 1960s. The part-remains of the platform survive, as does a crossing-keeper's cottage to the south of the station site. In mid 2013, the line beyond Yate Middle Jn was placed 'Out of Use', due to the mothballing of the quarry at Tytherington.[2]

Services

Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Yate   Yate to Thornbury Branch
Midland Railway
  Tytherington
Station closed

Notes

  1. ^ "Notes by the Way". Derbyshire Times and Chesterfield Herald. British Newspaper Archive. 1 November 1884. Retrieved 12 July 2016 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  2. ^ "Establishment of proposed G1 Short Term Network Change: Tytherington Branch (from 0m 30ch) Designation as "Out of Use (temporary)"" (PDF). Swindon: Network Rail. 10 September 2013. STNC/G1/2013/WEST/565. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 November 2013. Retrieved 3 November 2013.

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