Dorton Halt railway station

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Dorton Halt
Dorton Halt Railway Station.jpg
Station site in 2006.
Location
PlaceDorton
AreaDistrict of Aylesbury Vale
Grid referenceSP681144
Operations
Original companyGreat Western Railway
Post-groupingGreat Western Railway
Western Region of British Railways
Platforms2
History
21 July 1937Station opens
7 January 1963Station closes
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

Dorton Halt railway station was a railway station serving the village of Dorton in Buckinghamshire. It was on what is now known as the Chiltern Main Line. The station was geographically nearer to Brill than Brill and Ludgershall railway station.

History[edit]

Dorton Halt was opened on 21 July 1937,[1] being situated between Brill & Ludgershall and Haddenham on the Great Western Railway's Bicester cut-off line,[2] which had opened in 1910. It was built to serve the villages of Dorton, Wotton, Chilton and Ashendon, which lay in an agricultural district, and together had a population of 650.[2] There were two platforms, each with a shelter; the station was electrically lit.[2] The line became part of the Western Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948. British Railways closed the station on 7 January 1963.[1]

Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Brill and Ludgershall
Line open, station closed
  Great Western Railway
Bicester "cut-off"
  Haddenham
Line open, station closed

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Butt 1995, p. 81.
  2. ^ a b c Willox 1937, p. 308.

References[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.
  • Willox, W.A., ed. (April 1937). "What the Railways are Doing: New G.W.R. Buckinghamshire Halt". The Railway Magazine. Westminster: Railway Publishing Co. LXXX (478).

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Coordinates: 51°49′29″N 1°00′42″W / 51.8246°N 1.0116°W / 51.8246; -1.0116