Eardington Station

Introduction

Eardington is a disused station, located mid-way between Bridgnorth and Hampton Loade at milepost 147¾.

 

In the earliest days of the SVR, when those two stations formed the limit of operations, it was used as an intermediate stopping point and watering place and became known as Eardington Halt (it was never deemed a Halt during GWR/BR days). It was closed, re-opened in March 1981, then last appeared in the timetable as a request stop in 1982, after which it was removed from regular use.

 

It has since been cosmetically restored by the Friends of Eardington Station, and is occasionally opened to visitors on gala days. The southern end of the platform was cut back after it collapsed, however the Friends fundraising intend to replace the missing part.

(Taken from the SVRWiki).

Platform rebuild completion - February 2019

For many years Eardington Station, with its beautifully restored station building and lamproom, has been lacking one crucial item to finish of the period scene. This all changed on January 31st when contractors JSR Construction laid the last slab on the rebuilt platform at Eardington, giving the station a full length working platform for the first time since 1984. The £41,000 project was aided by donations from SVR Guarantee Company and SVR Charitable Trust of £6,500 each, with the remainder being raised by the station's support group Friends of Eardington Station.

The project has seen a successful collaboration between Eardington's volunteers, who organised fund raising and provided labour including cleaning over 6000 reclaimed bricks, local firm JSR Construction who built the platform and cast 55 new edging slabs, Chris Bond, who gave invaluable support and advice, and the station's amazing supporters, who gave donations large and small to fund the project, and to whom grateful thanks are offered.

The project was completed on time and on budget. Eardington now has a 300' - roughly 5 coach - platform waiting to be used...

Before and after pictures of the platform at Eardington

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