Farringdon Halt railway station

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Farringdon Halt
Farringdon Platform (disused).jpg
Woodside Lane overbridge north of the site
Location
Place Upper Farringdon
Area East Hampshire
Coordinates 51°06′44″N 0°59′54″W / 51.1122°N 0.9983°W / 51.1122; -0.9983Coordinates: 51°06′44″N 0°59′54″W / 51.1122°N 0.9983°W / 51.1122; -0.9983
Grid reference SU701353
Operations
Original company Southern Railway
Post-grouping Southern Railway
Southern Region of British Railways
Platforms One
History
1 May 1931 (1931-05-01) Opened as Farringdon Halt
1 May 1932 Renamed Faringdon Platform
8 July 1934 Renamed Farringdon Halt
7 February 1955 (1955-02-07) Closed to passengers
13 August 1968 closed for freight
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Closed railway stations in Britain
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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.[1] 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.[2]

Closure[edit]

Farringdon Halt, on the last day of the branch.

The passenger service ceased on 7 February 1955. A particularly difficult line to construct[3] the sidings were used intermittently for goods traffic until 13 August 1968 after which the track was lifted.

The site today[edit]

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.

Route[edit]

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Alton   British Rail
Southern Region

Meon Valley Railway
  Tisted

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tillman, D. (1983). The Meon Valley Railway Revisited. Stone: KRB. ISBN 0-9542035-4-2. 
  2. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 94. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 
  3. ^ Oppitz, Leslie (1988). Hampshire railways remembered. Newbury: Countryside. ISBN 1-85306-020-8. 

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