Chepstow East railway station
|Location||Tutshill, nr Chepstow, Forest of Dean|
|Original company||South Wales Railway|
|19 September 1851||Station opened|
|19 July 1852||Station closed|
|Wye Valley Railway|
Chepstow East railway station was a temporary station on the South Wales Railway (now the Gloucester to Newport Line). It was on the opposite bank of the River Wye from Chepstow and was only used for a few months until the river was crossed by a railway bridge. This was about a mile from Chepstow railway station,[i] at the road bridge close to the future junction of the Wye Valley line (which opened in November 1876). It was opened on 19 September 1851 and served as a temporary station while the Chepstow railway bridge was being constructed across the river to link up with the rest of the line. It closed on 19 July 1852, the day that the bridge over the Wye was opened.
Another station, Tutshill for Beachley Halt was opened in 1934 at a close location.
|Preceding station||Historical railways||Following station|
|Terminus||South Wales Railway||Woolaston|
Line open, station closed
- By road, across the Wye Bridge. There was no more direct route at this time.
- MacDermot, E.T. (1927). History of the Great Western Railway, vol. I: 1833-1863. Paddington: Great Western Railway. p. 567.
- MacDermot, E.T. (1931). History of the Great Western Railway, vol. II: 1863-1921. Paddington: Great Western Railway. p. 602.
- Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 59. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.
- MacDermot (1927), p. 569.