Notes: Braddan Station was situated on the Isle of Man Railways 1873 Douglas to Peel Line. It opened in 1897 with one specific purpose. The station was used only on summer Sunday mornings in order to allow passengers to reach the Kirk Braddan Parish Church which held open air services.
would return for their passengers at the end of the church service.
||The station through which only a single track passed had no raised platform and was reached from road level by a set of steps. It was provided with a simple wooden waiting shelter. Passenger trains would drop off their passengers and then run forward to Union Mills where they would run around using the passing loop. They
|The station closed with the line on the 13.11.1965 only to re-open again on 3.6.1967. Braddan closed permanently along with the Douglas to Peel line on the 7.9.1968. The track through Braddan was lifted between 1974-5. Today a footpath and cycleway passes through the site.
Further reading: Isle of Man Classic Steam by Robert Robotham published by Colourpoint 1998. Old colour photographs of the Isle of Man Railways - ISBN 1 898392 43 9
Douglas to Peel by Tom Heavyside - Middleton Press 2002 - ISBN 978 1 901706 88 8
Isle of Man Railways Vol. 1 Pre 1873 - 1904, Vol 2 1905 - 1994 & Vol. 3 by J I C Boyd - the definitive history of the Isle of Man railways - Oakwood Press.
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Other web sites: Narrow Gauge Heaven - includes old colour photographs
Click here for a brief history of the Isle of Man Railways
To see other stations on the Douglas - Peel line click on the station name: Quarter Bridge, Union Mills, Crosby, Ballacraine Halt, St. Johns & Peel. See also Knockaloe