Droxford railway station

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Droxford
Bridge near Droxford railway station.jpg
Former bridge near Droxford Railway Station
Location
Place Droxford
Area City of Winchester
Coordinates 50°57′48″N 1°07′45″W / 50.9632°N 1.1292°W / 50.9632; -1.1292Coordinates: 50°57′48″N 1°07′45″W / 50.9632°N 1.1292°W / 50.9632; -1.1292
Grid reference SU613185
Operations
Original company London and South Western Railway
Pre-grouping London and South Western Railway
Post-grouping Southern Railway
Southern Region of British Railways
Platforms Two
History
1 June 1903 Opened
7 February 1955 Closed for passengers
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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Meon Valley Railway
Basingstoke and Alton Light Railway
Alton/Alton Line
Watercress Line/Butts Junction
A31 / A32
Farringdon Halt
Tisted
Privett
Privett Tunnel
West Meon Tunnel
West Meon Viaduct
over River Meon
West Meon
Droxford
Mislingford Goods Depot
River Meon
Wickham
Eastleigh to Fareham Line
Knowle Junction
River Meon
Knowle Halt
Former Loop Line
West Coastway Line
Fareham
West Coastway Line
former Gosport line

Droxford railway station was an intermediate station on the Meon Valley line which ran from Alton to Fareham in the UK during the first half of the 20th century. Opened on 1 June 1903, Churchill and Eisenhower put the finishing touches to the D Day invasion plans there.[1] The line cost the equivalent of 27 million pounds.[2] After closure for passenger traffic in 1955 the section from Droxford to Knowle Junction was used for goods traffic until 1962. The line was then disconnected by BR at Knowle Junction and the track was subsequently used privately to test new designs, until a fire in 1970 stopped the operations.[3] The station became a private residence.[4]

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
West Meon
Line and station closed
  British Rail
Southern Region

Meon Valley Railway line
  Wickham
Line and station closed

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Cassell, W.S. (1954). Triumph and Tragedy. London. 
  2. ^ Stone, R.A. (1983). The Meon Valley Railway. Cheltenham: Runpast Publishing. ISBN 978-1-870754-36-1. 
  3. ^ Oppitz, L (1988). Hampshire railways remembered. Newbury: Countryside. ISBN 1-85306-020-8. 
  4. ^ "Stictly private". 

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