Aynho for Deddington railway station
|Aynho for Deddington|
View of the station site in May 2009, with the original station building on the left. In the background a northbound train can be seen on the flyover of Aynho Junction
|Original company||Oxford & Rugby Railway|
|Pre-grouping||Great Western Railway|
|Post-grouping||Great Western Railway
Western Region of British Railways
|2 September 1850||Station opens as Aynho|
|Unknown||Station renamed Aynho for Deddington|
|2 November 1964||Station closes|
|Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom|
|Closed railway stations in Britain
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When the first section of the Oxford and Rugby Railway was opened as far as Banbury on 2 September 1850, there were only three intermediate stations, the northernmost of which was Aynho. The Oxford & Rugby Railway was absorbed by the Great Western Railway prior to opening.
To the north of the station is Aynho Junction, the northern end of the Bicester "cut-off" line, which was brought into use in 1910. This route passes close to Aynho station, and a nearby station named Aynho Park was provided on the Bicester "cut-off" route.
The station passed on to the Western Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948. It was then closed by the British Railways Board, to goods on 4 May 1964 and to passengers on 2 November 1964, along with three other stations between Leamington Spa and Didcot; by this time it had been renamed Aynho for Deddington.
|Preceding station||Historical railways||Following station|
|Fritwell & Somerton
Line open, station closed
|Great Western Railway
Oxford and Rugby Railway
Line and station open
The site today
Trains on the Cherwell Valley Line pass the site.
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