Uffington railway station

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Uffington
Location
Place Uffington
Area Vale of White Horse, Oxfordshire
Grid reference SU312904
Operations
Original company Great Western Railway
Pre-grouping GWR
Post-grouping GWR
Western Region of British Railways
Platforms 3
History
17 December 1840 GWR opened Faringdon Road to Hay Lane
1 June 1864 Uffington station opened; Faringdon Railway opened
7 December 1964 Station closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Uffington railway station (sometimes marked as Uffington Junction[1]) is a former station on the Great Western Main Line. The station was about 0.75 miles (1.21 km) northeast of the village of Uffington, a village in what was then part of Berkshire, on the west side of the road between Uffington and Baulking.

In 1864 Uffington became a junction as the Faringdon Railway opened between there and the town of Faringdon. In 1886 the GWR took over the Faringdon Railway.

In 1951 British Railways withdrew passenger services from the Faringdon Railway. In 1964 BR withdrew freight traffic from the Faringdon Railway, and closed all passenger stations between Didcot and Swindon including Uffington, and Uffington's station buildings were subsequently demolished.[2]

Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Challow
Line open, station closed
  British Rail
Western Region

Great Western Main Line
  Shrivenham
Line open, station closed
Disused railways
Faringdon   British Rail
Western Region

Faringdon Branch Line
  Terminus

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Bibliography[edit]

  • Vaughan, Adrian (1984). Signalman's Morning/Signalman's Twilight. Pan Books. ISBN 0-330-28345-6.  In this omnibus edition of his memoirs, Vaughan describes his time in the early 1960s as a Signalman at Uffington station. Appendices show track layout and signalling.

Coordinates: 51°36′44″N 1°33′03″W / 51.6121°N 1.5507°W / 51.6121; -1.5507