Amesbury railway station
Location of the former station (1992)
|Original company||Amesbury and Military Camp Light Railway|
|Pre-grouping||London and South Western Railway|
|2 June 1906||Station opens|
|30 June 1952||Station closes|
|Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom|
|Closed railway stations in Britain
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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.
Opened by the Amesbury and Military Camp Light Railway, 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. It was closed by the British Railways Board in 1952.
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- Jowett, Alan (2000). Jowett's Nationalised Railway Atlas (1st ed.). Penryn, Cornwall: Atlantic Transport Publishers. ISBN 0-9068-9999-0. OCLC 228266687.
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