Upper Boat Halt railway station

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Upper Boat Halt
LocationUpper Boat, Rhondda Cynon Taf
Coordinates 51°34′38″N3°17′38″W / 51.5771°N 3.2939°W / 51.5771; -3.2939 Coordinates: 51°34′38″N3°17′38″W / 51.5771°N 3.2939°W / 51.5771; -3.2939
Grid reference ST108875
Other information
Original company Pontypridd, Caerphilly and Newport Railway
Post-grouping Great Western Railway
Key dates
1 September 1904opens as Upper Boat
1 July 1924renamed Upper Boat Halt
17 September 1956closed

Upper Boat Halt railway station served the village of Upper Boat in South Wales until the 1950s.

History and description

All the halts built on the line were very basic affairs, most being without platforms, though unlike the others, Upper Boat had a footbridge to allow passengers to reach the 'down' platform. [1]

Upper Boat was given the 'halt' suffix in 1924 after the GWR took control of the line in order to avoid confusion with Upper Boat railway station on the former Cardiff Railway. This, in contrast, was a substantial station with a large building.

It did not take long for the GWR to curtail what it saw as the unnecessarily dense network of railways in the region, which prior to the Railways Act 1921 had all been in competition with each other. In 1924, Upper Boat Halt was listed as a request stop, and again in 1926– and then only on certain services. [2]

The halt closed in 1956 when traffic on the line was withdrawn.

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Dynea Halt
Line & station closed
  Great Western Railway
Pontypridd, Caerphilly & Newport Railway
  Groeswen Halt
Line & station closed

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  2. Hutton, J. An Illustrated History of Cardiff Docks Silver Link 2009. p.64