Andover Town railway station

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Andover Town
Andover Town railway station.JPG
Location
PlaceAndover
AreaTest Valley
Grid referenceSU362452
Operations
Original companyAndover and Redbridge Railway
Pre-groupingLondon and South Western Railway
Post-groupingSouthern Railway
Platforms2
History
6 March 1865Station opens
7 September 1964Station closed for passengers
18 September 1967Station closed for freight
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

Andover Town railway station served the town of Andover in the English county of Hampshire. Located on the Andover to Redbridge Line over which the Midland and South Western Junction Railway had running powers, its closure left services to the town to the former Andover Junction station.

History[edit]

Originally built by the Andover and Redbridge Railway, the station joined the London and South Western Railway and so was absorbed by the Southern Railway during the Grouping of 1923, although The M&SWJR was allocated to the Great Western Railway. The station then passed on to the Southern Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948.

The station was subsequently closed by the British Railways Board.

The site today[edit]

The former site is now occupied by the A3057 dual carriageway.

References[edit]

  • Oppitz, Leslie (2001). Lost Railways of Hampshire. Countryside Books. ISBN 1-85306-689-3.
  • Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199.
  • Jowett, Alan (2000). Jowett's Nationalised Railway Atlas (1st ed.). Penryn, Cornwall: Atlantic Transport Publishers. ISBN 978-0-906899-99-1. OCLC 228266687.
  • Site and picture [1]
  • Station on navigable O.S. map.


Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Andover Junction
Line closed, station open
  Southern Railway
Sprat and Winkle Line
  Clatford
Line and station closed

Coordinates: 51°12′18″N 1°28′57″W / 51.20494°N 1.48253°W / 51.20494; -1.48253