Corfe Mullen Halt railway station

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Corfe Mullen Halt
Location
PlaceCorfe Mullen
AreaEast Dorset
Grid referenceSY99459849
Operations
Post-groupingSR
Southern Region of British Railways
Platforms1
History
5 July 1928Opened
19 September 1956Closed
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

Corfe Mullen Halt was a station in the English county of Dorset. It was located between Bailey Gate and Broadstone stations on the Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway. This section was built to enable trains to avoid the time consuming reversal at Wimborne. The station consisted of a single platform and shelter lit by a solitary gas lamp.

History[edit]

The station was opened on 9 July 1928 by the Southern Railway. It became part of the Southern Region of British Railways when the railways were nationalised in 1948. The halt was closed in 1956 as part of an economy campaign. The line through the station continued to be used by passenger trains until 1966 and afterwards by goods trains for the terminal at Blandford Forum until 1969. Later that year the track was lifted.

The site was in a cutting, which has now been filled in and is the garden of a house.


Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Broadstone
Line and station closed
  Somerset & Dorset Joint Railway
LSWR and Midland Railways
  Bailey Gate
Line and station closed

Further reading[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.

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Coordinates: 50°47′10″N 2°00′33″W / 50.78598°N 2.00917°W / 50.78598; -2.00917