Collingbourne Kingston Halt railway station

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Collingbourne Kingston Halt
Collingbourne Kingston Halt.jpg
Station site in 2009
Location
Place Collingbourne Kingston
Area Wiltshire
Operations
Original company Great Western Railway
Post-grouping Great Western Railway
Platforms 2
History
1 April 1932 Opened
11 Sep 1961 Closed
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Collingbourne Kingston Halt was a small railway station that served the village of Collingbourne Kingston in Wiltshire, England for less than 30 years. The station was on the former Midland and South Western Junction Railway, which was a north-south through-route between the Midlands and the south coast ports and which had been built through Collingbourne Kingston in 1882.

The M&SWJR did not provide a station at Collingbourne Kingston, which was served by Collingbourne railway station at Collingbourne Ducis, 1.5 miles away. But in 1932, after the M&SWJR had been taken over by the Great Western Railway in the 1923 Grouping, a halt was built for the village in an effort to generate traffic in the face of competition from road transport. The construction of the station was fairly rudimentary: railway sleeper platforms with corrugated iron shelters. No staff were ever provided and tickets were sold at No 54 High Street, though that house was destroyed in an air accident during the Second World War.(Correction: The part destroyed house was called no. 54 at the time, but the tickets were sold from the house that is currently no. 54 after some renumbering (a family called Palmer), and still exists)

Traffic on the M&SWJR line declined heavily after the war and the line closed to passenger and goods traffic in 1961. There are no traces of Collingbourne Kingston Halt today, apart from a road bridge over the former line.

Routes[edit]

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Grafton and Burbage
Line and station closed
  Midland and South Western Junction Railway
Swindon, Marlborough and Andover Railway
  Collingbourne
Line and station closed

References[edit]

  • Wiltshire Railway Stations, Mike Oakley, Dovecote Press, Wimborne, 2004, ISBN 1-904349-33-1, pages 43–44

Coordinates: 51°18′06″N 1°39′24″W / 51.30161°N 1.65656°W / 51.30161; -1.65656