Abingdon Road Halt railway station

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Not to be confused with Abingdon Road railway station, an early name for Culham railway station.
Abingdon Road Halt
Location
Place New Hinksey
Area City of Oxford
Coordinates 51°43′48″N 1°15′09″W / 51.7300°N 1.2524°W / 51.7300; -1.2524Coordinates: 51°43′48″N 1°15′09″W / 51.7300°N 1.2524°W / 51.7300; -1.2524
Grid reference SP517037
Operations
Original company Great Western Railway
Pre-grouping Great Western Railway
Platforms 2
History
Key dates Opened 1 February 1908
Closed 22 March 1915
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Abingdon Road Halt railway station was built by the Great Western Railway to serve South Hinksey, a village near Oxford.

History[edit]

The station was situated on the main Didcot to Oxford railway line, to the north of Kennington Junction, the junction for Thame and Princes Risborough. It was on the southern side of Abingdon Road,[1] which crosses the railway here over a brick bridge known locally as the Red Bridge.

It was opened on 1 February 1908 along with four other halts on the route between Oxford and Wheatley.[2][3][4][5]

Services were provided by steam railmotors based at Oxford, which was also the western terminus; the eastern terminus of these services was Wheatley, Thame or Princes Risborough.[6] When the railmotor services were withdrawn on 22 March 1915, the halt closed.[2][3][4][7][8] The line remains open for passenger services between Reading and Oxford, but these do not call at Abingdon Road Halt. The line was quadrupled during 1942,[3] and little, if any, trace remains.[9]

Route[edit]

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Hinksey Halt
Line open, station closed
  Great Western Railway
1908-1915
  Iffley Halt
Line open, station closed

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  • Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 
  • Mitchell, Vic; Smith, Keith (February 2003). Didcot to Banbury. Western Main Lines. Midhurst: Middleton Press. ISBN 1-904474-02-0. 
  • Mitchell, Vic; Smith, Keith (April 2003). Branch Lines to Princes Risborough. Midhurst: Middleton Press. ISBN 1-904474-05-5. 
  • Simpson, Bill (2001). A History of the Railways of Oxfordshire. Part 2: The South. Banbury and Witney: Lamplight. ISBN 1-899246-06-1. 
  • Waters, Laurence (1986). Oxford. Rail Centres. London: Ian Allan. ISBN 0-7110-1590-2. 

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