Midhurst railway station

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Midhurst
The Fairway, Midhurst railway station.jpg
Site of old LBSCR station at junction of Bourne Way and The Fairway, Midhurst
Location
Place Midhurst
Area Chichester, West Sussex
Grid reference SU884207
Operations
Pre-grouping London, Brighton and South Coast Railway
Post-grouping Southern Railway
Southern Region of British Railways
Platforms 3
History
15 October 1866 Station opened
1881 Resited
5 February 1955 Station closed (passengers)
16 October 1964 Station closed (freight)
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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Last day of passenger services, 1955

Midhurst railway station used to serve the market town of Midhurst in the county of West Sussex. The first railway to reach the town was a branch line from Petersfield opened by the London & South Western Railway on 1 September 1864.

The London Brighton and South Coast Railway opened a separate station on 15 October 1866 when the line from Pulborough via Petworth was opened. It was resited in 1881 when a further line from the Chichester in the south opened. This new station was designed by T. H. Myres in the LB&SCR's 'Country House' design, which can still be seen at the preserved Bluebell Railway's stations. The station also had two signal boxes (although the Southern Railway closed one of these), and a large goods yard. An engine shed was also here but this was closed by the Southern Railway as well after 1923.

The former London & South Western Railway Station closed in 1925 when services were diverted to the former L.B.& S.C.R. station.

The station closed to passengers on 5 February 1955, but freight services between Midhurst and Pulborough remained until 16 October 1964. The L.B.S.C.R. station was demolished and the site is now under housing. The former L.S.W.R. station still survives and is now converted to offices.

Services[edit]

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Selham   Midhurst Railways   Cocking
Midhurst (LSWR)   Midhurst Railways   Terminus
Ex-LB&SC 0-6-2T shunting at Midhurst in 1955

See also[edit]

A 1908 Railway Clearing House map of lines around Midhurst

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 50°58′45″N 0°44′33″W / 50.9793°N 0.7425°W / 50.9793; -0.7425