Bembridge railway station

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Site of Bembridge station, 1985
A 1914 Railway Clearing House map of lines around The Isle of Wight.

Bembridge was the terminus[1] of the 2¾ mile branch line that connected it to the main line at Brading.[2] On holiday Saturdays the sector table revolved continuously because the station area was too small to contain points.[2] Opened in 1882, when the area contained the Island's main port,[3] it ran with ever-dwindling passengers until 1953.[4] The station is long since demolished[5] and a new development (Harbour Strand) in place.[6]

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
St Helen's   British Railways
Southern Region

Isle of Wight Railway
(Brading Harbour Improvement and Railway Company)

Brading to Bembridge line
  Terminus

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Paye, Peter (1984). Isle of Wight Railways remembered. Oxford: OPC. ISBN 0-86093-212-5. 
  2. ^ a b Bennett,A "Southern Holiday Lines in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight": Cheltenham, Runpast 1994 ISBN 1-870754-31-X
  3. ^ Viv Hailes quoted in Britton,A "Once upon a line (Vol 4) : Oxford, OPC, 1994 ISBN 0-86093-513-2
  4. ^ Hay,P "Steaming Through the Isle Of Wight": Midhurst,Middleton, 1988 ISBN 0-906520-56-8
  5. ^ Pomeroy, C,"Isle Of Wight Railways, Then and Now": Oxford,Past & Present Publishing, 1993, ISBN 0-947971-62-9
  6. ^ Gammell C.JSouthern Branch Lines": Oxford, OPC, 1997 ISBN 0-86093-537-X

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