Tintern railway station
Photos of the restored station and site
(© urban75. Updated January 2009)
Once a bustling branch line station, Tintern station was closed to passenger traffic in 1959 and abandoned with the total closure of the line in 1964.
Since then, the local council has restored the station to provide an attractive picnic centre in the heart of the beautiful Wye Valley.
The Tintern Steam Railway had proposed to reopen a short stretch of line through the station, running on 12.5" narrow gauge tracks, but as of January 2009, this plan seems to be dead in the water.
Tintern Steam Railway
Approaching Tintern station along the old trackbed from Monmouth. (Photo: June 2006)
A late afternoon view of the preserved station. To the left, you can see one of the three passenger coaches used as storage space, a tourist shop and information centre. (Photo: Autumn 1985)
The handsomely restored station building hosts a small cafe (serving fabulous apricot flapjacks!). Visitors can picnic on the grassed-over trackbed. There's also child play areas and toilet facilities available. The station site is open 7 days a week 10:30 - 5:30. (Photo: August 2004)
Looking north from the Tintern station site, you can see the disused trackbed leading up to Llandogo, now a delightful wooded walk. (Photo: August 2004)
The attractive signal box at Tintern now serves as a small crafts shop. The River Wye flows a short distance behind the building. (Photo: August 2004)
Looking south, you can see the edge of the island platform to the left, with the base of the water tower to the right. (Photo: August 2004)
A road-facing view of the station building, with the booking office entrance nearest the camera.
Looking north from the signal box balcony, you can see picnickers enjoying a snack where steam locomotives once thundered by.
In the distance, you can see the water tower, while concealed by trees to the right is a working set of semaphore signals. (Photo: August 2004)
Although the passenger service has long gone, steam engine rides are available along this small stretch of 5 inch track, running from the signalbox to the southern edge of the site. (Photo: August 2004)
Turntable at the end of the line, by the old bridge. (Photo: June 2006)
The remains of the southern pier of the bridge that stood a short distance from Tintern Station. (Photo: August 2004)
Old station sign with the three coaches behind. The coaches stand on short section of single track. (Photo: August 2004)
View of the station from the River Wye. (Photo: June 2006)
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