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Coalport West railway station

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Coalport West railway station

Coalport West
Coalport railway station in 1963
Place Coalport
Area Shropshire
Grid reference
Original company Severn Valley Railway
Pre-grouping Great Western Railway
Post-grouping Great Western Railway
Platforms 3
1 February 1862 (1862-02-01) Opened as Coalport
? Renamed Coalport West
9 September 1963 (1963-09-09) Closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
UK Railways portal

The GWR Coalport railway station was originally built as a single through platform railway station on the Severn Valley Line serving the village of Coalport in Shropshire, England. By 1925 an additional platform had been added thus permitting up and down trains to pass along with a third platform face behind the up platform formed an east facing bay. By this time, the goods sidings to the east of the station had been expanded.

Although the bay platform has been filled in, the platform edgeing bricks remain. The space between the two main platform faces has been only partially filled and the station thus retains much of its former character. The station lies on a dismantled section of the Severn Valley Line north of Bridgnorth and has been sold into private hands as a dwelling. The building is very similar in style to Arley on the Severn Valley Railway and retains many of its original architectural features having been extended in a sympathetic manner.

Two converted British Railways Mark 1 carriages stand on a short length of track between the platforms and are used as holiday accommodation. Although thought by some people to have been closed as part of the Beeching axe in 1963, its planned closure pre-dated his report.

A length of the railway formation which runs parallel to the platforms continues to Bridgnorth which is now part of the National Cycle Network 45 which runs from Salisbury, Wiltshire to Chester, Cheshire .

The former site of Coalport East Railway Station lies almost directly on the opposite side of the River Severn.

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Jackfield Halt
Line and station closed
  Great Western Railway
Severn Valley Railway
  Linley Halt
Line and station closed

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