Amesbury railway station

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Amesbury
Amesbury station site geograph-3232089-by-Ben-Brooksbank.jpg
Location of the former station (1992)
Location
Place Amesbury
Area Wiltshire
Coordinates 51°10′32″N 1°45′58″W / 51.17542°N 1.76610°W / 51.17542; -1.76610Coordinates: 51°10′32″N 1°45′58″W / 51.17542°N 1.76610°W / 51.17542; -1.76610
Operations
Original company Amesbury and Military Camp Light Railway
Pre-grouping London and South Western Railway
Post-grouping Southern Railway
Platforms 2
History
2 June 1906 Station opens
30 June 1952 Station closed for passenger services
1963 station closed completely
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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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 run up to D-Day.

History[edit]

Opened on 2 June 1906 by the Amesbury and Military Camp Light Railway,[1] and becoming part of the London and South Western Railway it was absorbed by the Southern Railway during the Grouping of 1923. The station 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 Passenger services were withdrawn in 1952 but goods trains and occasional military special trains used the station until 1963.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Butt 1995, p. 16

External links[edit]

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