Woodhay railway station
|Area||Basingstoke and Deane|
|Original company||Didcot, Newbury and Southampton Railway|
|Pre-grouping||Didcot, Newbury and Southampton Railway|
|Post-grouping||Great Western Railway|
|4 May 1885||Opened|
|4 August 1942||Closed|
|8 March 1943||Re-opened|
|7 March 1960||Closed to passengers|
|31 December 1962||Closed to freight|
|Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom|
|Closed railway stations in Britain
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Woodhay railway station was a station on the Didcot, Newbury and Southampton Railway in England. It was located a short distance from the junction with the Great Western Railway west of Newbury railway station. Woodhay station served the villages of Enborne and Enborne Row in Berkshire and Broad Laying (Woolton Hill) in Hampshire.
Like most country stations on the line it originally consisted of two platforms, the southbound platform on the passing loop. Since the station was built on a bank it was not possible to construct strong foundations for a brick-built station building. Hence this was the only station on the line with a wooden station building located on the southbound platform. Two sidings and a headshunt were built to the south of the station for goods. These were primarily used for horses and wood cut from nearby pine forests.
Accidents and incidents
- In December 1957, a freight train overran signals and was derailed by trap points.
Both the station and the railway closed in the 1960s.
|Preceding station||Disused railways||Following station|
Line closed, station open
|Great Western Railway
Didcot, Newbury and Southampton Railway
Line and station closed
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