A couple of years ago I wrote a post about the disused station at Newnham Bridge in Worcestershire. It had been empty for many years. Over the last couple of months refurbishment work has started. The work is currently focusing on the main station house, the buildings are all being preserved and renovated. According to… Read More Newnham Bridge revisited
In its heyday Builth Road was a thriving community in its own right. The junction of the Central Wales Railway and the Mid Wales Railway was built on two different levels, with a spur linking the two. The Central WalesRailway’s High Level Station opened for traffic in 1866. The Mid Wales line ran from Brecon… Read More Builth Road Station
Something I find invaluable when travelling is a decent left luggage facility. Sadly, most facilities in the UK are now run by private companies not connected to the train operating companies, and are not always open at convenient times. For example, the St Pancras facility is operated by The Excess Baggage Company. It charges £12.50… Read More Continental Left Luggage
Finally, Network Rail have stopped charging people to use the loo at their stations. About time. They should never have been charging in the first place. It’s not as if it’s an optional service. This only applies to Network Rail operated stations, I understand that some operated by TOC’s are still charging, hopefully not for… Read More Free to Pee – finally
Ever wanted to know what destinations are served by a station? In a similar manner to those “departures from this station” posters you see on the platforms, this site gives a list of departures by station. I’m finding it useful for trip planning. I live within ten miles of several stations, so if I’m looking… Read More Stations and Destinations
A quick visit to Linley station today with @PaulWhitewick and @ladytrainspot, who produce remote disused stations and railway history films on Youtube Situated on the northern (disused) end of the Severn Valley Railway, between Bridgnorth & Ironbridge, the station building is now a holiday cottage. There’s a delightful mini suspension bridge on the private estate road… Read More Linley Station, remote, disused, delightful.
Something of a rarity, a virtually complete set of station buildings that aren’t derelict, or lived in. Newnham Bridge is in Worcestershire, on the disused Bewdley-Tenbury Wells-Woofferton line. That’s the line which used to join the Severn Valley Railway just north of Bewdley station – you can still see the bridge pillars in the river… Read More Newnham Bridge Station