Tidenham railway station

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Tidenham Station
Location
Place Tidenham
Area Forest of Dean
Operations
Original company Wye Valley Railway.
Pre-grouping Great Western Railway
Platforms1
History
November 1876Station opened
January 1959Station closed to passengers
c. 1990Last train to Dayhouse Quarry leaves
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
Wye Valley Railway
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Monmouth Troy
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Wyesham Halt
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Wyesham Junction
for Coleford Railway
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Redbrook on Wye
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Penallt Viaduct
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Gloucestershire
Monmouthshire
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Penallt Halt
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Whitebrook Halt
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St Briavels
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Llandogo Halt
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Brockweir Halt
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Tintern
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River Wye  
Monmouthshire
Gloucestershire
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Tintern tunnel
182 yd
166 m
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Tintern Quarry
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Tidenham tunnel
1190 yd
1088 m
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Netherhope Halt
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Tidenham
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Wye Valley Junction
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Tutshill for Beachley Halt
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Chepstow East
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Chepstow Railway Bridge
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Chepstow
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Tidenham Station was the station for the village of Tidenham on the former Wye Valley Railway. It was opened in 1876 during the construction of the line and closed on 5 January 1959 following the closure of the line to passenger services. [1] The next station on the line was Netherhope Halt.

History

Tidenham Station was the first station after Wye Valley Junction on the Wye Valley Railway. It was opened in November 1876 as one of the four main stations on the line, the others being Tintern, St. Briavels and Redbrook on Wye. It consisted of a loop, signal box, platform and station building.

Tidenham Station became the first station to close on the line on 1 January 1917, this was a wartime measure to release staff and the station was re-opened on 1 February 1918.

The station closed completely in 1959 due to the withdrawal of passenger services on the line. It was converted into a loading bay for the nearby Dayhouse Quarry and was used until c. 1990. It was the last section to be closed on the Wye Valley Railway. [1]

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Tutshill Halt   British Railways
Wye Valley Railway
  Netherhope Halt

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References

  1. 1 2 B. M. Handley and R. Dingwall, The Wye Valley Railway and the Coleford Branch, 1982, ISBN   0-85361-530-6

Coordinates: 51°39′22″N2°38′53″W / 51.6561°N 2.6480°W / 51.6561; -2.6480