Burghclere railway station

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Burghclere
Burghclere Station 1939681 017279b8.jpg
Burghclere Station in 1963
Location
Place Old Burghclere
Area Basingstoke and Deane
Grid reference SU470578
Operations
Original company Didcot, Newbury and Southampton Railway
Pre-grouping Didcot, Newbury and Southampton Railway
Post-grouping Great Western Railway
Platforms 2
History
4 May 1885 (1885-05-04) Opened
4 August 1942 Closed
8 March 1943 Re-opened
7 March 1960 Closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Burghclere railway station (originally named Sydmonton)[1] was a station on the Didcot, Newbury and Southampton Railway in England. It was further from the village of Burghclere than Highclere railway station but Burghclere station was relatively busy, serving the larger village of Kingsclere.

Facilities[edit]

It was furnished with the usual two platforms, station buildings (on the northbound platform) and passing loop and there were additional sidings on both sides of the line and further private sidings on a curve to the south east servicing local lime kilns. A goods shed, standard crane and cattle pen was also built next to the siding on the Northbound line.

Closure[edit]

Both the station and the railway closed in the 1960s - passenger trains were withdrawn in March 1960 and goods traffic had ceased by 1965, when the line closed completely.

Routes[edit]

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Highclere
Line and station closed
  Great Western Railway
Didcot, Newbury and Southampton Railway
  Litchfield
Line and station closed

References[edit]

  1. ^ Time Capsules - Old Photographs from the past (2009-02-26). "Old Photographs from the past - Burghclere Railway Station". Time Capsules. Retrieved 2013-02-21.