Creekmoor Halt railway station
The site of Creekmoor Halt in November 2008. The electricity cables confirm the location from this  picture.
Southern Region of British Railways
|19 June 1933||Opened|
|7 March 1966||Closed|
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Creekmoor was a halt on the former Southampton and Dorchester Railway opened by the Southern Railway for workers at the adjacent "Oerlikon" munitions factory, later run by Plesseys, now owned by Siemens. The halt was situated ¾ mile south of Broadstone, 1½ miles from Poole town centre and 116 miles 79 chains from London Waterloo. The original line had been opened on 2 December 1872 by the L&SWR, and had closed completely by 2 May 1977; the halt itself opened on 19 June 1933 and closed on 7 March 1966.
Consisting of two platforms prefabricated in concrete at the railway's own concrete works near Exmouth Junction, the station inherited a pre-cast concrete footbridge from somewhere else. A glazed waiting shelter was situated on each platform, as were enamel running in boards and several totems. One such totem reached £890 in auction in 2007, and a corroded running in board has also been very highly valued. Two window frames, totems and the nearby wooden, crossing keepers' box was preserved by the Creekmoor Light Railway in 1969 at their narrow gauge line 200 yards down the nearby lane. To the front of the down platform (from Bournemouth West) lay a siding serving Sykes Pottery. The ground frame was taken out of use in June 1969 and the track was removed on 18 October 1970. A siding on the other line served the Ministry of Supply's Munitions Factory from 13 September 1940 until the facility was taken out of use in July 1959.
The site today
The site today lies under the route of the A349 Broadstone Way. The construction of this road means there is now no sign that the halt ever existed.
|Preceding station||Disused railways||Following station|
|Poole||Somerset & Dorset Joint Railway
LSWR and Midland Railways
Line and station closed
|Poole||Southampton and Dorchester Railway
London and South Western Railway
Line and station closed
- 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.
- Station on navigable 1946 O. S. map
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