Withington railway station (Gloucestershire)

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Withington (Glos)
LocationWithington, Cotswold
England
Coordinates51°50′30″N 1°57′19″W / 51.8418°N 1.9554°W / 51.8418; -1.9554Coordinates: 51°50′30″N 1°57′19″W / 51.8418°N 1.9554°W / 51.8418; -1.9554
Grid referenceSP031159
Platforms2
Other information
StatusDisused
History
Original companyMidland and South Western Junction Railway
Pre-groupingMidland and South Western Junction Railway
Post-groupingGreat Western Railway
Key dates
1 August 1891 (1891-08-01)Opened as Withington
1 July 1924Renamed Withington (Glos)
11 September 1961 (1961-09-11)Closed

Withington railway station was on the Midland and South Western Junction Railway serving the village of Withington in Gloucestershire. The station opened to passengers on 1 August 1891 with the opening of the section of the line between Cirencester Watermoor and the junction at Andoversford with the Great Western Railway's Cheltenham Lansdown to Banbury line, which had opened in 1881.

The station was originally called just "Withington", but was renamed after the Grouping of 1923 allocated the M&SWJR to the GWR, which already had a Withington station at the village of the same name in Herefordshire. Its official name after 1924 was "Withington (Glos)".

The station was always lightly used and from 1956 staffing was withdrawn and it was downgraded to halt status. The line closed to all traffic in 1961 and the station buildings were demolished, though traces of one of the platforms remain. An enamel station sign for Withington station is at Winchcombe Railway Museum.[1]

Route[edit]

Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Andoversford and Dowdeswell   Midland and South Western Junction Railway
Swindon & Cheltenham Extension Railway
  Chedworth Halt

References[edit]

  • Gloucestershire Railway Stations, Mike Oakley, Dovecote Press, Wimborne, 2003, ISBN 1-904349-24-2