Ashey railway station

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Ashey
Ashey station, Isle of Wight Steam Railway - geograph.org.uk - 47245.jpg
present station built by BR in the 1950s with the original station on the right behind the bushes.
Location
Place South west of Deacons Lane
Area Isle of Wight
Grid reference SZ577888
Operations
Original company Ryde and Newport Railway (1875–1887)
Pre-grouping Isle of Wight Central Railway (1887–1923)
Post-grouping Southern Railway (1923–1948)
Southern Region of British Railways (1948–1966)
Operated by Isle of Wight Steam Railway (since 1971 )
Platforms 1
History
20 December 1875 Opened
1950s resited
February 21 1966 Closed
21 July 1991 Reopened
Stations on heritage railways in the United Kingdom
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Ashey railway station is a station serving the village of Ashey on the Isle of Wight in England. It was located on the line which ran from Ryde to Newport. It was moved down the line during the BR era because of subsidence at the original site, it was also described in some timetables as Ashey for Nunwell.

History[edit]

The station was opened by the Ryde and Newport Railway, which then amalgamated with other island railways to form the Isle of Wight Central Railway. Becoming part of the Southern Railway during the Grouping of 1923, the station passed to the Southern Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948. It was then closed by the British Railways Board, but was reopened by the Isle of Wight Steam Railway, a heritage railway, in 1991.

Ashey Racecourse railway station[edit]

A branch ran from Ashey station to Ashey Quarry, and an additional station opened on this line by April 1884 to serve the adjacent race course. This station ceased operation around 1930.

Preceding station Heritage Railways  Heritage railways Following station
Havenstreet   Isle of Wight Steam Railway   Smallbrook Junction

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Coordinates: 50°41′46″N 1°11′04″W / 50.69599°N 1.18442°W / 50.69599; -1.18442