Hinksey Halt railway station

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Hinksey Halt
Location
Place New Hinksey
Area City of Oxford
Coordinates 51°44′12″N 1°15′26″W / 51.7368°N 1.2573°W / 51.7368; -1.2573Coordinates: 51°44′12″N 1°15′26″W / 51.7368°N 1.2573°W / 51.7368; -1.2573
Grid reference SP513044
Operations
Original company Great Western Railway
Pre-grouping Great Western Railway
Platforms 2
History
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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Hinksey Halt railway station was built by the Great Western Railway to serve New Hinksey, a suburb of Oxford.

History[edit]

The station was situated on the main Didcot to Oxford railway line, to the north of the site of Millstream Junction,[1] the junction for the original terminus at Oxford (Grandpont), which was later a goods station but had closed by 1900.[2] Access to Hinksey Halt was via Norreys Avenue and a footpath across the adjacent reservoir.[3] The reservoir was formerly a ballast pit, dug by the GWR between 1844 and 1848.[4]

It was opened on 1 February 1908 along with four other halts on the route between Oxford and Wheatley.[5][1][6][7]

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the eastern terminus of these services was Wheatley, Thame or Princes Risborough.[8] When the railmotor services were withdrawn on 22 March 1915, the halt closed.[5][1][6][9] The line remains open for passenger services between Reading and Oxford, but these do not call at Hinksey Halt.

Route[edit]

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Oxford
Line and station open
  Great Western Railway
1908-1915
  Abingdon Road Halt
Line open, station closed

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Mitchell & Smith 2003a, fig. 44.
  2. ^ Mitchell & Smith 2003a, fig. XI.
  3. ^ Simpson 2001, p. 61.
  4. ^ MacDermot 1927, p. 300.
  5. ^ a b Butt 1995, p. 121.
  6. ^ a b Mitchell & Smith 2003b, fig. 28.
  7. ^ Waters 1986, p. 128.
  8. ^ Waters 1986, p. 30.
  9. ^ Waters 1986, pp. 31,128.

References[edit]

  • Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 
  • MacDermot, E.T. (1927). History of the Great Western Railway, vol. I: 1833-1863. Paddington: Great Western Railway. 
  • Mitchell, Vic; Smith, Keith (February 2003a). Didcot to Banbury. Western Main Lines. Midhurst: Middleton Press. ISBN 1-904474-02-0. 
  • Mitchell, Vic; Smith, Keith (April 2003b). Branch Lines to Princes Risborough. Midhurst: Middleton Press. ISBN 1-904474-05-5. 
  • Simpson, Bill (2001). A History of the Railways of Oxfordshire. Part 2: The South. Banbury and Witney: Lamplight. ISBN 1-899246-06-1. 
  • Waters, Laurence (1986). Oxford. Rail Centres. London: Ian Allan. ISBN 0-7110-1590-2. 

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