Rodmarton Platform
LocationRodmarton, Gloucestershire, Cotswold
England
Platforms1
Other information
StatusDisused
History
Original companyGreat Western Railway
Post-groupingGreat Western Railway
Key dates
1904opened
1964closed

Rodmarton Platform was a railway station serving the village of Rodmarton on the Tetbury branch line between Cirencester and Tetbury in Gloucestershire. The station opened on 1 September 1904 and closed in April 1964[1] as a result of the Beeching Axe.

Rodmarton Platform was the first Great Western station to use the name "platform".[1][2] The term originally came from Scottish railway stations was used by Great Western to describe stations smaller than fully-fledged stations but longer than halts, and ones that offered services such as ticket sales, mail transport and some light goods.[1] The wooden platform carried a "Pagoda" shelter for passenger use.[3]

Rodmarton Platform was opened to serve the small village of Rodmarton, though the railway and station was sited some distance from the village.[4]

Route

Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Jackaments Bridge Halt
Line and station closed
  Great Western Railway
Tetbury branch line
  Church's Hill Halt
Line and station closed

References

  1. ^ a b c Herring, Peter (2004). Yesterday's railways (2004 ed.). Newton Abbot: David & Charles. p. 70. ISBN 0715317334.
  2. ^ Lloyd, David (1981). "Cirencester and Tetbury Branches". me&im. Archived from the original on 4 June 2011. Retrieved 9 December 2011.
  3. ^ Fenton, Mike (March 2019). Blakemore, Michael (ed.). "Kemble Station and its branches, Part 2: The Railbus Years". Back Track. Easingwold: Pendragon Publishing. 33 (3).
  4. ^ Atterbury, Paul (2006). Branch line Britain : a nostalgic journey celebrating a golden age. Newton Abbot: David & Charles. p. 128. ISBN 0715324160.

Coordinates: 51°40′13″N 2°05′02″W / 51.6703°N 2.0839°W / 51.6703; -2.0839