Troja railway station

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Troja
Troja Station, Saint Catherine, Jamaica c1896.png
The station c.1896
Coordinates 18°12′15″N76°55′37″W / 18.204154°N 76.92701°W / 18.204154; -76.92701 Coordinates: 18°12′15″N76°55′37″W / 18.204154°N 76.92701°W / 18.204154; -76.92701
Owned by Jamaica Railway Corporation
Line(s) Bog Walk to Port Antonio branch line
PlatformsSingle
History
Opened1896 [1]
Closed1978; [2] since vandalised [3]
Location
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Troja
Location in Jamaica

Troja railway station opened in 1896, [1] closed in 1975, [2] reopened in 1977 and closed for good in 1978. It was on the Bog Walk to Port Antonio branch line, 31 miles (50 km) from the Kingston terminus (in Jamaica), [4] and served the surrounding agricultural community, providing a means for bananas to reach and be exported from Port Antonio. [1] It was vandalised some time after closure. [3]

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Architecture

The station was a two-story wooden building with sash windows, the upper floor being smaller than the lower and centrally placed. [5] The pitched roof over the ground floor was extended to form a canopy over the platform on all four sides of the building. [5] The upper story had a gable end roof. [5]

Track layout

In addition to the platform serving the through line there was a second platform on the opposite side of the station building on a passing loop and, most likely, freight sidings as well. [5]

Fares

In 1910 the third class fare from Troja to Kingston was 2/6 (two shillings and sixpence); first class was about double. [6]

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References

  1. 1 2 3 Satchell & Sampson 2003, p. 7
  2. 1 2 Satchell & Sampson 2003, p. 12
  3. 1 2 Table 3.4 Location and Condition of Railway Stations Archived 2013-03-15 at the Wayback Machine , Annual Transport Statistics Report: Jamaica in Figures 2003-2004, Ministry of Transport and Works, July 2005.
  4. Table 3.5 Mileage for JRC Stations, Halts & Sidings in relation to the Kingston Railway Terminus Archived 2013-03-15 at the Wayback Machine , Annual Transport Statistics Report: Jamaica in Figures 2003-2004, Ministry of Transport and Works, July 2005.
  5. 1 2 3 4 Photo of the station.
  6. 1910 Directory, Jamaican Family Search Genealogy Research Library, 2006.

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