Wootton railway station

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Wootton
IoWSR coach & O2.jpg
Location
Place Wootton Common
Area Isle of Wight
Grid reference SZ534912
Operations
Managed by Ryde and Newport Railway (1875 to 1887)
Isle of Wight Central Railway (1887 to 1923)
Southern Railway (1923 to 1948)
Southern Region of British Railways (1948 to 1966)
Isle of Wight Steam Railway (since 1971 )
Platforms One
History
1875 Opened
21 September 1953 Closed
1971 Line Reopened
1987 new station on different site
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Wootton railway station is a heritage railway station on the Isle of Wight, off the south coast of the England. It opened in 1875,[1] and was an intermediate stop on (successively) the Ryde and Newport Railway, Isle of Wight Central Railway, Southern Railway and British Railways. It closed on 21 September 1953.[2] The line was re-opened as an extension to the Isle of Wight Steam Railway in 1971. A new station on a different site to the original was opened in 1987.[3]

The Railway received a grant from the LEADER project in November 2011 for a rebuild of Wootton station, which involved extending the platform, extending the headshunt to accommodate the Ivatt tank locomotives, build a replica of the original wooden station building that was at Havenstreet, install new toilets and construct the base for the signal box, which will be relocated to the platform.

Preceding station Heritage Railways  Heritage railways Following station
Terminus [4]   Isle of Wight Steam Railway   Haven Street
Disused railways
Whippingham   British Rail
Southern Region

IoW CR : Newport to Smallbrook Junction line
  Haven Street

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Isle Of Wight Railways, then and now" Pomeroy, C,A: Oxford,Past & Present Publishing, 1993, ISBN 0-947971-62-9
  2. ^ "Steaming Through the Isle Of Wight" Hay,P : Midhurst,Middleton, 1988, ISBN 0-906520-56-8
  3. ^ Subterranea Britannica
  4. ^ Originally the line ran on to Whippingham, where Queen Victoria alighted when visiting Osbourne

Coordinates: 50°43′05″N 1°14′42″W / 50.71798°N 1.24495°W / 50.71798; -1.24495