Faringdon railway station
|Area||Vale of White Horse, Oxfordshire|
|Original company||Faringdon branch|
|Pre-grouping||Faringdon Railway Company|
|Post-grouping||Great Western Railway|
|1951||Station closes to passengers|
|1964||Station closes to freight|
|Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom|
|Closed railway stations in Britain
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The line was opened on 1 June 1864, between Faringdon and the Great Western Railway (GWR) at Uffington, with construction funded by a consortium of local business men called the Faringdon Railway Company which was purchased outright by the GWR in 1886. Constructed as a broad gauge line it was converted to standard gauge in 1878. Passenger traffic peaked in 1913, but later declined to such an extent that the passenger service was withdrawn on 31 December 1951. Freight traffic continued to use the line until the Beeching cuts of 1964.
Faringdon Town Council proposed in 2005 to reopen the line but it remains closed.
The station building is still extant, having been used for various commercial purposes; it has been a children's nursery since 2002.
|Preceding station||Disused railways||Following station|
Faringdon Branch Line
- Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 94. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.
- Parsons, Dave. "Faringdon Railway". Faringdon Online. Retrieved 10 September 2009.
- Gillman, John (18 October 2005). "Faringdon Advanced Broadgauge Railway Vision Statement". Faringdon Town Council. Retrieved 10 September 2009.
- "Our childcare facilities at The Old Station Nursery". The Old Station Nursery. Retrieved 25 April 2010.