Hinksey Halt railway station
|Area||City of Oxford|
|Original company||Great Western Railway|
|Pre-grouping||Great Western Railway|
|Key dates||Opened 1 February 1908
Closed 22 March 1915
|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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The station was situated on the main Didcot to Oxford railway line, to the north of the site of Millstream Junction, the junction for the original terminus at Oxford (Grandpont), which was later a goods station but had closed by 1900. Access to Hinksey Halt was via Norreys Avenue and a footpath across the adjacent reservoir. The reservoir was formerly a ballast pit, dug by the GWR between 1844 and 1848.
Services were provided by steam railmotors based at Oxford, which was also the western terminus; the eastern terminus of these services was Wheatley, Thame or Princes Risborough. When the railmotor services were withdrawn on 22 March 1915, the halt closed. The line remains open for passenger services between Reading and Oxford, but these do not call at Hinksey Halt.
|Railways around Oxford|
|Preceding station||Disused railways||Following station|
Line and station open
|Great Western Railway
|Abingdon Road Halt
Line open, station closed
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