Amesbury railway station

Coordinates: 51°10′32″N 1°45′58″W / 51.17542°N 1.76610°W / 51.17542; -1.76610
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Location of the former station (1992)
General information
LocationAmesbury, Wiltshire
Coordinates51°10′32″N 1°45′58″W / 51.17542°N 1.76610°W / 51.17542; -1.76610
Other information
Original companyAmesbury and Military Camp Light Railway
Pre-groupingLondon and South Western Railway
Post-groupingSouthern Railway
Key dates
2 June 1902[1]Station opened
30 June 1952Station closed for passenger services
1963Station closed completely

Amesbury railway station was a station in the county of Wiltshire in southern England. It was located on the Bulford Camp branch line, which diverged from what is now known as the West of England Main Line at a triangular junction between Grateley and Idmiston Halt. When it was open, Amesbury was the nearest station to Stonehenge and carried a lot of traffic to the military areas in and around Salisbury Plain, particularly during the Second World War in the preparations for D-Day.


Opened on 2 June 1902[1] by the Amesbury and Military Camp Light Railway,[2] and becoming part of the London and South Western Railway, the station was absorbed by the Southern Railway during the Grouping of 1923. It then passed on to the Southern Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948. Passenger services were withdrawn in 1952 but goods trains and occasional military special trains used the station until 1963.


  1. ^ a b R.H. Clark (1964). A Southern Region Record. Oakwood Press. p. 49.
  2. ^ Butt 1995, p. 16

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Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Newton Tony
Line and station closed
  London and South Western Railway
Bulford Camp Railway
Line and station closed