Bournemouth East (RC&BR) railway station

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Bournemouth East
Location
Place Bournemouth
Area Borough of Bournemouth
Operations
Original company Ringwood, Christchurch and Bournemouth Railway
Pre-grouping London and South Western Railway
Platforms 1
History
14 March 1870 Opened
20 July 1885 Closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Bournemouth East was the first railway station to be built in Bournemouth, England. Completed on 14 March 1870, it was sited at the south-east side of the Holdenhurst Road bridge, opposite the current station, at the end of an extension of an existing branch from Ringwood to Christchurch which had originally opened on 13 November 1862. The facilities offered by this station were very basic and not befitting a wealthy town which by 1871 had reached 5,900 inhabitants. The second station in the town, Bournemouth West, opened on 20 July 1874, and it was a far more substantial affair at the end of a new branch from Poole.

It was closed and replaced by the new Bournemouth East station, on the opposite (north-west) side of the Holdenhurst Road bridge, on 20 July 1885.[1]

The site today[edit]

The site is used for a warehouse store.

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Christchurch
Line and station closed
  London and South Western Railway
Ringwood, Christchurch and Bournemouth Railway
  Terminus

References[edit]

Coordinates: 50°43′37″N 1°51′37″W / 50.7269°N 1.8603°W / 50.7269; -1.8603