Abbey Foregate railway station

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Abbey Foregate
Location
Place Shrewsbury
Area Shropshire
Operations
Original company Shrewsbury and Birmingham Railway
Pre-grouping Shrewsbury and Wellington Joint Railway
Post-grouping Shrewsbury and Wellington Joint Railway
Platforms 1
History
1 June 1849 opened
c. 1900 renamed Abbey Foregate Platform
30 September 1912 closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Abbey Foregate railway station was in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, south-east of Shrewsbury station, to the east of Severn Bridge Junction, on what is today the Shrewsbury to Wolverhampton Line. Despite its name, the nearest road was Underdale Road, not Abbey Foregate.

History

Opened by the Shrewsbury and Birmingham Railway in 1849, the station name was changed to Abbey Foregate Platform around 1900. Becoming part of the Great Western Railway, it closed to passengers in 1912.

Today there remains a signal box on the line to Wolverhampton called Abbey Foregate (code of 'AF'). It controls the junction and the access to Abbey Foregate Yard. No remains of the platform exist.

See also

References

  • R.V.J.Butt, (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Patrick Stephens Ltd.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles> ISBN 1-85260-508-1
  • A. Jowett, (2000). Jowett's Nationalised Railway Atlas. Atlantic Publishing.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles> ISBN 0-906899-99-0
Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Shrewsbury   Great Western Railway
Shrewsbury and Birmingham Railway
  Upton Magna

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