Christchurch (RC&BR) railway station

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Christchurch
Location
Place Christchurch
Area Christchurch
Grid reference SZ154934
Operations
Original company Ringwood, Christchurch and Bournemouth Railway
Pre-grouping London and South Western Railway
Platforms 1
History
13 November 1862 Opened
30 May 1886 Closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal

Christchurch was a railway station in Christchurch in the county of Hampshire (now Dorset). It was opened on 13 November 1862 by the Ringwood, Christchurch and Bournemouth Railway. Becoming part of the London and South Western Railway, it was closed on 30 May 1886, and replaced by the current Christchurch railway station located to the west of the newly created junction with the rail route to Hinton Admiral, New Milton, Sway and Brockenhurst. In 1935 the line from Christchurch to Ringwood was closed.[1]

The site today[edit]

Having closed to passengers the buildings remained open as a freight depot and sidings were used for the storage of wagons until about 1960. The site is now covered by an industrial estate.

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hurn". Disused Stations. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. 
  • Mitchell, Vic; Smith, Keith (1992). Branch Lines Around Wimborne. Middleton Press. ISBN 0-906520-97-5. 

Coordinates: 50°44′21″N 1°46′55″W / 50.7393°N 1.7820°W / 50.7393; -1.7820