The Moseley Railway Trust is delighted to announce that the new railway station at Apedale Road was opened to the public on Saturday 12thApril 2014.
The Apedale Road station is on the 2’0” gauge Apedale Valley Light Railway, which is owned and operated by volunteer members of the Moseley Railway Trust. The station was declared open during the first public operating day for the railway in 2014. The new station was part-funded by a grant from the Co-Operative Community Fund. In recognition of this, the opening was carried out by Mr Steve Ward, the manager of the Co-Op store local to the railway in Chesterton, Newcastle-under-Lyme.
Phil Robinson, Chairman of the Moseley Railway Trust, said “We are delighted to open this new station. This is a key step along the path of extending our railway, and is an important milestone in the Trust’s development of the site at Apedale. For the first time, our visitors can alight at the far end of the railway. We’ve stopped being just a train ride and become a proper railway to transport people! We would like to extend our gratitude to the team at the Co-Op Community Fund for their assistance with this project”.
The new station is adjacent to Apedale Road, and allows visitors to access the adjacent Apedale Community Country Park.
The Apedale Valley Light Railway will now be open every Saturday, Bank Holiday and some Sundays until the end of October. There is a regular programme of special events through the year, including a three-day event in September marking the centenary of the start of the First World War. Full details can be found on the Trust’s websites,here or here.