Jessie Road Bridge Halt railway station
|Jessie Road Bridge Halt|
|Area||City of Portsmouth|
|Original company||Southsea Railway (1885 to 1914)|
|1 October 1904||Opened|
|8 August 1914||Closed|
|Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom|
|Closed railway stations in Britain
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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. The station's only platform was on the down line, the up line being out of use. The final nail in the line's coffin was a government directive issued shortly after the declaration of war 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.
|Railways in the Portsmouth area|
|Preceding station||Disused railways||Following station|
|Fratton||Southsea Railway||Albert Road
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