Ilmer Halt railway station

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Ilmer Halt
Location
Place Ilmer
Area District of Wycombe
Grid reference SP760057
Operations
Original company Great Western and Great Central Joint Railway
Post-grouping GW & GC Joint
Platforms 2
History
1 April 1929 Station opened
7 January 1963 Station closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Ilmer Halt railway station was a former halt on the Great Western and Great Central Joint Railway serving the village of Ilmer in Buckinghamshire.

History[edit]

The Great Western & Great Central Joint Committee was created on 1 August 1899 with the dual objective of providing the Great Central Railway with a second route into London, bypassing the Metropolitan Railway; and of providing the Great Western Railway with a shorter route to the Midlands.[1][2] The line ran from Northolt Junction to Ashendon Junction; the central section of its route was an existing GWR line. North of Princes Risborough a new line was constructed, which opened for goods on 20 November 1905, and for passengers on 2 April 1906.[3][4]

The station was closed in 1963.[5] The halt was demolished and little remains.

Route[edit]

Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Haddenham (Bucks)
Line open, station closed
  Great Western and Great Central Joint Railway   Princes Risborough
Line and station open

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ MacDermot, p.416
  2. ^ Jenkins, pp.8-9
  3. ^ Jenkins, p.11
  4. ^ Mitchell & Smith, Historical Background
  5. ^ Mitchell & Smith, fig. 31

References[edit]

  • Jenkins, Stanley C. (1978). The Great Western & Great Central Joint Railway. The Oakwood Library of Railway History. Blandford: Oakwood Press. 
  • MacDermot, E.T. (1931). History of the Great Western Railway. Vol. II (1st ed.). Paddington: Great Western Railway. 
  • Mitchell, Vic; Smith, Keith (September 2002). Princes Risborough to Banbury. Western Main Lines. Midhurst: Middleton Press. ISBN 1-901706-85-0. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 51°44′41″N 0°53′06″W / 51.7448°N 0.8849°W / 51.7448; -0.8849