Fawley railway station

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For the disused station on the Hereford, Ross and Gloucester Railway of a similar name, see Fawley (HR&GR) railway station.
Fawley
Fawley railway station-by-Clive-Warneford.jpg
Private charter train at Fawley, 23 April 1978
Location
Place Fawley
Area New Forest
Coordinates 50°50′06″N 1°21′14″W / 50.83504°N 1.35387°W / 50.83504; -1.35387Coordinates: 50°50′06″N 1°21′14″W / 50.83504°N 1.35387°W / 50.83504; -1.35387
Operations
Original company Totton, Hythe and Fawley Light Railway
Post-grouping Southern Railway
Southern Region of British Railways
Platforms 1
History
20 July 1925 Opened
14 February 1966 Closed (passenger)
2 January 1967 Closed (general goods) but remained open for oil traffic
1 September 2016 Closed (oil)
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Fawley railway station was the terminus of the Totton, Hythe and Fawley Light Railway, which was built along the coast of Southampton Water to connect Totton and Fawley and to provide a freight link from the South Western Main Line to Fawley Refinery.

History[edit]

The station opened on 20 July 1925 and closed to passengers on 14 February 1966 and goods on 2 January 1967.[1]

Present situation[edit]

In June 2009 the Association of Train Operating Companies published a report (Connecting Communities: Expanding Access to the Rail Network) strongly indicating that the reopening of Hythe station, to serve the village of Hythe, north of Fawley, would be viable, in that the ratio of business, economic and social benefits to costs would be as high as 4.8.[2][3] However the ATOC report did not suggest any passenger service for Fawley, or anywhere south of Hythe.

The last train serving the refinery ran on 1 September 2016,[4] after which trains would run only as far as Marchwood.

Route[edit]

Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Hythe (Hampshire)   Southern Railway
Fawley Branch Line
  Terminus

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Disused Stations". Subterranea Britannica. 
  2. ^ "BBC NEWS - England - Operators call for new rail lines". BBC News. 15 June 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-15. 
  3. ^ "Connecting Communities - expanding access to the rail network" (PDF). London: Association of Train Operating Companies. June 2009. p. 18. Archived from the original (pdf) on 29 July 2013. Retrieved 20 February 2015. 
  4. ^ "Hampshire railway history hits buffers after branch line between Totton and Fawley closes". Southern Daily Echo. 1 September 2016. Retrieved 1 September 2016.