Aynho for Deddington railway station

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Aynho for Deddington
Aynho Railway Station.jpeg
View of the station site in May 2009, with the original station building on the left. In the background a northbound train can be seen on the flyover of Aynho Junction
Location
Place Aynho
Area Northamptonshire
Grid reference SP498324
Operations
Original company Oxford & Rugby Railway
Pre-grouping Great Western Railway
Post-grouping Great Western Railway
Western Region of British Railways
Platforms 2
History
2 September 1850 Station opens as Aynho
Unknown Station renamed Aynho for Deddington
2 November 1964 Station closes
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Aynho for Deddington railway station was a railway station serving the village of Aynho in Northamptonshire, England. It was on what is now known as the Cherwell Valley Line.

History[edit]

When the first section of the Oxford and Rugby Railway was opened as far as Banbury on 2 September 1850,[1][2] there were only three intermediate stations, the northernmost of which was Aynho.[1][3] The Oxford & Rugby Railway was absorbed by the Great Western Railway prior to opening.[2]

To the north of the station is Aynho Junction, the northern end of the Bicester "cut-off" line, which was brought into use in 1910.[4][5] This route passes close to Aynho station, and a nearby station named Aynho Park was provided on the Bicester "cut-off" route.[4][6]

The station passed on to the Western Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948. It was then closed by the British Railways Board, to goods on 4 May 1964 and to passengers on 2 November 1964, along with three other stations between Leamington Spa and Didcot; by this time it had been renamed Aynho for Deddington.[7][8]


Preceding station National Rail Historical railways Following station
King's Sutton
Line and station open
  Great Western Railway
Oxford and Rugby Railway
  Fritwell & Somerton
Line open, station closed

The site today[edit]

Trains on the Cherwell Valley Line pass the site.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b MacDermot 1927, p. 300.
  2. ^ a b Mitchell & Smith 2003, Historical Background.
  3. ^ Mitchell & Smith 2003, fig. 91.
  4. ^ a b MacDermot 1931, pp. 448-449.
  5. ^ Mitchell & Smith 2003, fig. 96.
  6. ^ Mitchell & Smith 2002, fig. 82.
  7. ^ Railway Magazine, December 1964, p. 920
  8. ^ Mitchell & Smith 2003, fig. 94.

References[edit]

  • 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. 
  • MacDermot, E.T. (1927). History of the Great Western Railway. Vol. I (1st ed.). Paddington: Great Western Railway. 
  • MacDermot, E.T. (1931). History of the Great Western Railway. Vol. II (1st ed.). Paddington: Great Western Railway. 
  • Mitchell, Vic; Smith, Keith (September 2002). Princes Risborough to Banbury. Western Main Lines. Midhurst: Middleton Press. ISBN 1-901706-85-0. 
  • Mitchell, Vic; Smith, Keith (February 2003). Didcot to Banbury. Western Main Lines. Midhurst: Middleton Press. ISBN 1-904474-02-0. 
  • "Services withdrawn by L.M.R.". Railway Magazine. Westminster: Tothill Press. 110 (764). December 1964. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Hendry, R. Preston; Hendry, R. Powell (1992). Paddington to the Mersey. Oxford Publishing Company. pp. 20–21. ISBN 9780860934424. OCLC 877729237. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 51°59′17″N 1°16′30″W / 51.98804°N 1.27504°W / 51.98804; -1.27504