Jessie Road Bridge Halt railway station

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Jessie Road Bridge Halt
Location
Place Fratton
Area City of Portsmouth
Grid reference SZ657996
Operations
Original company Southsea Railway (1885 to 1914)
Pre-grouping L&SWR/LB&SCR[1]
Platforms 1
History
1 October 1904 Opened
8 August 1914 Closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal
A 1910 Railway Clearing House map of lines around Portsmouth, showing the Southsea Railway

Jessie Road Bridge Halt[2] was an intermediate station situated on the Southsea Railway[3] between Fratton[4] and Albert Road Bridge Halt (sometimes called Highland Road[5]).

Opened in 1904 and closed a decade later it was part of a concerted effort to boost revenue and thus see off competition from the burgeoning tramway network.[6] The station's only platform was on the down line, the up line being out of use.[7] The final nail in the line's coffin was a government directive issued shortly after the declaration of war[5] that railways unable to support themselves would cease operations at the earliest opportunity; and, as the line clearly fell into this category, the last train ran early in August 1914.[4]


Railways in the Portsmouth area
Portsmouth Direct Line
to London Waterloo via Guildford
West Coastway Line
to Brighton & London Victoria
West Coastway Line
to Southampton
Portchester
Havant
M27
Bedhampton
Cosham
A3(M)
Farlington
A27
Portsbridge Creek
HMNB Portsmouth
Admiralty Line
Hilsea
Portsmouth & Southsea
Fratton
Portsmouth Harbour
Southsea Railway 1885-1914
Gosport Ferry to Gosport
Wightlink to Ryde Pier Head
Jessie Road Bridge Halt
Albert Road Bridge Halt
East Southsea
Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Fratton   Southsea Railway   Albert Road
Bridge Halt

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Very unusually, the two companies ran the line in alternate years "Portsmouth in the past"Gates,W:Portsmouth, S.P, 1925 rpr1972 ISBN 0-85409-744-9
  2. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations, Patrick Stephens Ltd, Sparkford, ISBN 1-85260-508-1, p. 129.
  3. ^ Mitchell, Vic; Smith, Keith (December 1985). Southern Main Lines: Woking to Portsmouth. Midhurst: Middleton Press. ISBN 0-906520-25-8. 
  4. ^ a b "Hampshire railways remembered" Oppitz,L Newbury, Countryside 1988 ISBN 1-85306-020-8
  5. ^ a b "The Southsea Railway" Robertson,K: Southampton, Kingfisher, 1985 ISBN 0-946184-16-X
  6. ^ ”Portsmouth’s tramways” Petch,M: Midhurst, Middleton Press,1996 ISBN 1-873793-72-3
  7. ^ Kidner, R. W. (1985). Southern Railway Halts. Survey and Gazetteer. Headington, Oxford: The Oakwood Press. p. 39. ISBN 0-85361-321-4. 

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Coordinates: 50°47′34″N 1°04′07″W / 50.792697°N 1.068521°W / 50.792697; -1.068521