Alverstone railway station

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Alverstone
Alverstone Old Station 3.JPG
The old station building, now converted into private residence.
Location
Place Alverstone
Area Isle of Wight
Grid reference SZ577856
Operations
Pre-grouping Isle of Wight and Newport Junction Railway (1868-inc;1875-1887)
Isle of Wight Central Railway (1887 to 1923)
Post-grouping Southern Railway (1923 to 1948)
Southern Region of British Railways (1948 to 1956)
Platforms 1
History
1 February 1875 Opened
6 February 1956 Closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
A B C D–F G H–J K–L M–O P–R S T–V W–Z
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A 1914 Railway Clearing House map of lines around The Isle of Wight.

Alverstone railway station, was an intermediate station situated on the edge of Alverstone garden village [1] on the Isle of Wight, off the south coast of England.

History[edit]

Served by the line from Newport to Sandown the station was incorporated by the Isle of Wight and Newport Junction Railway in 1868[2] opened in 1875. Absorbed by the Isle of Wight Central Railway, it became part of the Southern Railway during the Grouping of 1923. Passing on to the Southern Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948, it was then closed 81 years after opening by the British Transport Commission.[3]

During a Second World War blackout a train ran through Alverstone and a railwayman had to escort the passengers back to there from Newchurch.[4]

The site today[edit]

The track bed near Alverstone Station, which is now a cycle path.

The station house is now a private residence.[5] called "Casa Mia".

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Sandown   British Rail Southern Region
Isle of Wight Central Railway
Sandown to Newport line
  Newchurch

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pomeroy, C,A "Isle Of Wight Railways, Then and Now": Oxford,Past & Present Publishing, 1993, ISBN 0-947971-62-9
  2. ^ Bennett,A "Southern Holiday Lines in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight": Cheltenham, Runpast 1994 ISBN 1-870754-31-X
  3. ^ Hay,P "Steaming Through the Isle Of Wight": Midhurst,Middleton, 1988 ISBN 0-906520-56-8
  4. ^ Britton,A "Once upon a line (Vol 4)": Oxford, OPC, 1994 ISBN 0-86093-513-2
  5. ^ Gammell,C.J "Southern Branch Lines": Gammell,C.J Oxford, OPC, 1997 ISBN 0-86093-537-X

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Coordinates: 50°40′1.46″N 1°10′57.88″W / 50.6670722°N 1.1827444°W / 50.6670722; -1.1827444