Kingsley Halt railway station

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Kingsley Halt
Kingsley Halt railway station.jpg
Location
Place Kingsley
Area East Hampshire, Hampshire
Grid reference SU788391
Operations
Pre-grouping London and South Western Railway
Post-grouping Southern Railway
Southern Region of British Railways
Platforms 1
History
7 March 1906 Opened
16 September 1957 Closed to passenger traffic
4 April 1966 Line closed entirely
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Kingsley Halt was a railway station on the Bordon Light Railway which served the village of Kingsley. The station had been constructed by the London and South Western Railway (LSWR) in the hope that the area would attract residential development, but in the event this never materialised. The LSWR had purchased an area of land far larger than that which was actually used, as they hoped to construct a large station and goods yard. A primitive halt with a single platform opened some months after the line's opening, consisting merely of a nameboard, noticeboard, lamp and seat.[1]

Declining passenger traffic and reduced military activities at Bordon after the Second World War saw the line's closure to regular services in 1957. Kingsley Halt was demolished soon after closure and nothing now remains except the shape of the trackbed which is now used as a farm track.[1]

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Bentley   British Rail
Southern Region

Bordon Light Railway
  Bordon

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Harding, Peter A. (1987). The Bordon Light Railway. Woking, Surrey: Peter A. Harding. ISBN 0-9509414-3-3. 

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Coordinates: 51°08′43″N 0°52′30″W / 51.1454°N 0.8749°W / 51.1454; -0.8749