Station Name: BARBERS BRIDGE STATION

 

[Source: Nick Catford]


Date opened: 27.7.1885
Location: On the west side of old B4215 now realigned through village
Company on opening: Great Western Railway
Date closed to passengers: 13.7.1959
Date closed completely: 1.6.1964
Company on closing: British Railways (Western Region)
Present state: Unknown
County: Gloucestershire
OS Grid Ref: SO772223
Date of visit: Unknown

Notes: Barbers Bridge was the first intermediate station (north of Gloucester) on the Ledbury & Gloucester Railway. Originally line began as two concerns, the Ledbury to Ross line via Dymock and The Newent Railway, which was to leave the Ledbury to Ross line at Dymock to reach the Great Western Railway at Over Junction to the west of Gloucester. Both companies gained parliamentary approval in 1873 but due to financial difficulties nothing happened for another 3 years. By this time the Ross & Ledbury Railway had abandoned their plans to reach Ross and linked with the Newent railway to provide a through route from Ledbury to Gloucester. For much of its length the railway was built on the line of the Hereford & Gloucester Canal.

By the early 1920's there were 5 trains each way on weekdays only. On the 13th July, 1959 the line was closed to passenger traffic, with the section from Ledbury to Dymock closing completely but the Gloucester end of the track continued to be used for goods traffic until 30th May, 1964.

 

Barbers Bridge Station
P
hoto received from Steven Priesel


 


Barbers Bridge Station in April 1984
Photo by Martin Potter



[Source: Nick Catford]

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