Medina Wharf Halt railway station

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Medina Wharf
Newport to Cowes cycleway 571583.jpg
A spot near the site of Medina Wharf Halt [1]
Location
Place Inlet, River Medina
Area Isle of Wight
Grid reference SZ 499943
Operations
Pre-grouping Cowes to Newport Railway (1862-1887)
Isle of Wight Central Railway (1887 to 1923)
Post-grouping Southern Railway (1923 to 1948)
Southern Region of British Railways (1948 to 1966)
Platforms 1
History
1896 Opened
21 February 1966 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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A 1914 Railway Clearing House map of lines around The Isle of Wight.

Medina Wharf Railway Station was a private halt between Cowes and Newport on the Isle of Wight that provided a way for workers at the nearby wharf to get to work before the road was laid. No shelter for its few passengers was ever provided[2] and it never appeared on a public timetable.[3] The trackway is now part of NCN route 23.[4] Additionally, a non passenger carrying coal train transported coal from the siding via the halt to Ryde.[5] After the Southern took over from the IoWCR the whole complex was extensively rebuilt. After the closure of the passenger stations in 1966 freight traffic continued for about a year until the track was lifted in the early 1970s.[6]

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Cement Mills Halt   British Rail
Southern Region

IoW CR : Newport to Cowes line
  Mill Hill

References[edit]

  1. ^ On the old IoWCR track, now a Cycle Path
  2. ^ Pomeroy, C,A "Isle Of Wight Railways, Then and Now": Oxford, Past & Present Publishing, 1993, ISBN 0-947971-62-9
  3. ^ Enthusiasts web-site
  4. ^ Gammell C.J "Southern Branch Lines": Oxford, OPC, 1997 ISBN 0-86093-537-X
  5. ^ Hay, P "Steaming Through the Isle Of Wight": Midhurst, Middleton, 1988 ISBN 0-906520-56-8
  6. ^ Hughie White, quoted in "Once upon a line (Vol 4)" Britton,A: Oxford, OPC, 1994 ISBN 0-86093-513-2

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Coordinates: 50°44′48″N 1°17′38″W / 50.7468°N 1.2940°W / 50.7468; -1.2940