Fordingbridge railway station

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Fordingbridge
Fordingbridge Railway Station.jpg
Station in 1965
Location
Place Fordingbridge
Area New Forest
Grid reference SU135144
Operations
Pre-grouping Salisbury & Dorset Junction Railway
London and South Western Railway
Post-grouping Southern Railway
Southern Region of British Railways
Platforms 2
History
20 December 1866 Opened
4 May 1964 Closed
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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Fordingbridge was a railway station serving Fordingbridge, a small town in Hampshire. It was one of many casualties of the mass closure of British railway lines in the 1960s and 1970s. The line was officially closed on 4 May 1964 but as there was no Sunday service the last trains ran on the 2nd. It was served by the Salisbury and Dorset Junction Railway, a line running North-South, along the River Avon just to the West of the New Forest, connecting Salisbury to the North and Poole to the South, meeting the Southampton and Dorchester Railway at West Moors.

Today, the road leading out of Fordingbridge to Sandleheath village is still called Station Road; however the spot where the station once stood is now occupied by a large mill and industrial park. Ashford Road is where the railway cottages are, the road joins onto Station Road.

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Breamore   British Rail
Southern Region

Salisbury and Dorset Junction Railway
  Daggons Road

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Further reading[edit]

  • R.V.J.Butt, (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Patrick Stephens Ltd.  ISBN 1-85260-508-1

Coordinates: 50°55′43″N 1°48′29″W / 50.9287°N 1.8081°W / 50.9287; -1.8081