Bordon railway station

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Bordon
Bordon railway station.jpg
Location
Place Bordon
Area East Hampshire
Grid reference SU784363
Operations
Pre-grouping London and South Western Railway
Post-grouping Southern Railway
Southern Region of British Railways
Platforms 4
History
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
A B C D–F G H–J K–L M–O P–R S T–V W–Z
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Bordon station approach in 1963

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.[1]

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.[1]

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.[2]

The Association of Train Operating Companies have applied for funding for the reopening of this station.[3]

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Kingsley Halt   British Rail
Southern Region

Bordon Light Railway
  Terminus
Terminus   Longmoor Military Railway   Oakhanger Halt

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Harding, Peter A. (1987). The Bordon Light Railway. Woking, Surrey: Peter A. Harding. ISBN 0-9509414-3-3. 
  2. ^ Bordon railway station on Subterranea Britannica
  3. ^ "BBC NEWS - England - Operators call for new rail lines". BBC News. 2009-06-15. Retrieved 2009-06-15. 

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Coordinates: 51°07′14″N 0°52′52″W / 51.12063°N 0.88120°W / 51.12063; -0.88120