Bordon railway station
|Pre-grouping||London and South Western Railway|
Southern Region of British Railways
|11 December 1905||Opened|
|16 September 1957||Closed to passenger traffic|
|4 April 1966||Closed to freight traffic|
|Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom|
|Closed railway stations in Britain
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|Bordon Light Railway|
Bordon was a railway station on the Bordon Light Railway which served the village of Bordon and its nearby Army Camp. The station building was constructed of corrugated iron on steel framing and stood on a short brick wall. Extra traffic during the First World War led to the extension of the station and the addition of a wooden canopy on its platform side. The station also had a small engine shed which was used in the line's early days for overnight stabling of engines. The shed was later to be damaged by an engine running through its rear, and it was left afterwards to become derelict. Eleven railway cottages were constructed by the London and South Western Railway near the station to accommodate staff: all were either semi-detached or terraced except no. 8 which was the stationmaster's residence. A small wooden signalbox located at the approach of the station completed the layout.
It was possible to change at Bordon for services on the Longmoor Military Railway towards Liss, although a physical connection to the main Waterloo-Portsmouth line there was not established until 1942.
Decreasing use saw the up platform become overgrown in the 1930s, resulting in it being cut back to half its original length. Nevertheless, it still saw very little use and by the late 1950s was very overgrown. Following the closure of the line in 1966, the station buildings were demolished and the land was sold for commercial use. The "Bordon Trading Estate" now stands on the site.
|Preceding station||Disused railways||Following station|
|Kingsley Halt||British Rail
Bordon Light Railway
|Terminus||Longmoor Military Railway||Oakhanger Halt|
- Harding, Peter A. (1987). The Bordon Light Railway. Woking, Surrey: Peter A. Harding. ISBN 0-9509414-3-3.
- Bordon railway station on Subterranea Britannica
- "BBC NEWS - England - Operators call for new rail lines". BBC News. 2009-06-15. Retrieved 2009-06-15.