Fawley railway station
|Private charter train at Fawley, 23 April 1978|
|Original company||Totton, Hythe and Fawley Light Railway|
Southern Region of British Railways
|20 July 1925||Opened|
|14 February 1966||Closed (passenger)|
|2 January 1967||Closed ( general goods)but remains open for oil 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
|UK Railways portal|
Fawley railway station was the terminus of the Totton, Hythe and Fawley Light Railway, which was built along the coast of Southampton Water to connect Totton and Fawley and to provide a freight link from the South Western Main Line to Fawley Refinery.
The station opened on 20 July 1925 and closed to passengers on 14 February 1966 and goods on 2 January 1967.
The single-track non-electrified line remains open to serve Fawley Refinery, with the site of Fawley railway station now within the perimeter of the refinery.
In June 2009 the Association of Train Operating Companies published a report strongly indicating that the reopening of Hythe station, to serve the village of Hythe, north of Fawley, would be viable, in that the ratio of business, economic and social benefits to costs would be as high as 4.8. However the ATOC report did not suggest any passenger service for Fawley, or anywhere south of Hythe.
|Preceding station||Historical railways||Following station|
|Hythe (Hampshire)||Southern Railway
Fawley Branch Line
- "Disused Stations". Subterranea Britannica.
- "BBC NEWS - England - Operators call for new rail lines". BBC News. 15 June 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-15.
- "Connecting Communities" (PDF). Association of Train Operating Companies. June 2009. Retrieved 14 January 2012.
|This article on a railway station in South East England is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|