Trumpers Crossing Halte railway station

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Trumpers Crossing Halte
Trumpers Crossing Halte (postcard).jpg
A GWR Autocoach awaits departure
LocationHanwell, Ealing
England
Grid reference TQ150795
Platforms2
Other information
StatusDisused
History
Original company Great Western Railway
Pre-groupingGWR
Post-groupingGWR
Key dates
1 May 1860Brentford branch opened
2 May 1904Station opened as Trumpers Crossing Halte
22 March 1915Service suspended
12 April 1920Services resumed
1 February 1926Station closed

Trumpers Crossing Halte was a station of scant construction on the Brentford Branch Line of the Great Western Railway, which ran from Southall to Brentford Dock.

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History

It was opened on 2 May 1904 [1] [2] [3] by the Great Western Railway as "Trumpers Crossing Halte", and was the only intermediate station between Southall and Brentford GWR stations. At this time, the GWR favoured the French spelling of "Halte" for such stations, because the English word "Halt" had an inappropriate meaning. [4]

The halt closed on 22 March 1915 [1] as a wartime economy measure, [5] re-opened on 12 April 1920 [1] and closed permanently on 1 February 1926. [1] [6] Before closing for good, the words "for South Hanwell and Osterley Park" were appended.

Materials from the redundant platforms were used six months later to construct South Greenford, [6] which opened on 20 September 1926. [7]

Route

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Southall
Line closed, station open
  Great Western Railway
Brentford Branch Line
  Brentford (GWR)
Line and station closed

Notes

  1. 1 2 3 4 Butt 1995, p. 235.
  2. Mitchell & Smith 2000, Passenger Services.
  3. Mitchell & Smith 2000, figure 32.
  4. Booker 1985, p. 112.
  5. Mitchell & Smith 2000, Historical Background.
  6. 1 2 Mitchell & Smith 2000, figure 33.
  7. Mitchell & Smith 2000, figure 13.

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