Farringdon Halt railway station
Woodside Lane overbridge north of the site
|Original company||Southern Railway|
Southern Region of British Railways
|1 May 1931||Opened as Farringdon Halt|
|1 May 1932||Renamed Faringdon Platform|
|8 July 1934||Renamed Farringdon Halt|
|7 February 1955||Closed to passengers|
|13 August 1968||closed for freight|
|Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom|
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Farringdon Halt was an intermediate station on the Meon Valley line which ran from Alton to Fareham, England during the 20th century. A goods yard for loading agricultural produce was already sited there, and in 1930 a short wooden platform of one coach-length was built to serve the village. It opened on 1 May 1931, and from 1 May 1932 until 8 July 1934 was named Faringdon Platform, before reverting to the original name of Farringdon Halt.
The passenger service ceased on 7 February 1955. A particularly difficult line to construct the sidings were used intermittently for goods traffic until 13 August 1968 after which the track was lifted.
The site today
The site is now a small business/light industrial park. Coincidentally the access road to the modern site is along the former railway trackbed from the A32.
|Preceding station||Disused railways||Following station|
Meon Valley Railway
- Tillman, D. (1983). The Meon Valley Railway Revisited. Stone: KRB. ISBN 0-9542035-4-2.
- Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 94. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.
- Oppitz, Leslie (1988). Hampshire railways remembered. Newbury: Countryside. ISBN 1-85306-020-8.
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