Highley Station

Highley railway station is a station on the Severn Valley Railway heritage line in Shropshire, near the west bank of the River Severn and just under a mile south-east of the village of Highley. Highley is the only staffed single-platform station on the line. Other stops with one platform are unstaffed halts.

Highley Station

Highley station opened to the public on 1 February 1862 and closed on 9 September 1963, before the Beeching axe closures.

Highley station was important as the transport hub of a colliery district, with four nearby coal mines linked to the Severn Valley line by standard and narrow gauge lines, cable inclines and aerial ropeways . There were extensive sidings along the line, and wagon repair works at Kinlet, half-a-mile south.

The station was inconveniently far from Highley so the arrival of a bus service seriously affected use of the station.

The signal box opposite the platform remained in use until 1969 when Alveley colliery closed and freight traffic ceased. The station site was disused until preservation.

Engine House

Engine House

14 Comments CherryPie on Feb 16th 2017

14 Responses to “Highley Station”

  1. lisl says:

    All new to me, Cherie

  2. Ginnie says:

    What is it about trains that we all seem to just love, Cherry??!!

  3. Astrid says:

    It always amazes me how well they keep these majestic locomotives and keep them alive. I love the sounds of them too. This must have been a great museum and to ‘meet’ these monsters.

    • CherryPie says:

      We particularly loved sitting in the outside eating area watching the trains go by. The museum was interesting too.

      But if you want to see trains you should go to the museum in York :-)

  4. Mark in Mayenne says:

    I love steam trains

  5. James Higham says:

    Yes, agreed. Do hope steam makes a big comeback, seems the ideal way to go.

  6. Classic! I took the Watercress Line in Hampshire some years ago.
    What an experience :)

    • CherryPie says:

      When we were last in Winchester we enjoyed enjoyed watercress scones in the Cathedral Cafe. I was inspired to take the Watercress line on a future visit. It is on my list of things to do ;-)

  7. Steve Hayes says:

    Looks like great fun to ride on!