Newbury West Fields Halt railway station

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Newbury West Fields Halt
Newbury West Fields Halt.jpg
Station site in 2010.
Location
Place West Fields, Newbury
Area West Berkshire
Coordinates 51°23′55″N 1°20′21″W / 51.3986°N 1.3392°W / 51.3986; -1.3392Coordinates: 51°23′55″N 1°20′21″W / 51.3986°N 1.3392°W / 51.3986; -1.3392
Grid reference SU460668
Operations
Original company Great Western Railway
Pre-grouping Great Western Railway
Post-grouping Great Western Railway
Platforms 1[1]
History
1906 Opened
1957 Closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
A B C D–F G H–J K–L M–O P–R S T–V W–Z
170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal

Newbury West Fields Halt was a railway station in Newbury, Berkshire, UK, on the Lambourn Valley Railway.[2]

History[edit]

The station opened on 1 October 1906; the last station on the line to open. It was built as part of an improvement programme undertaken after the Great Western Railway's acquisition of the line on 2 July 1906.[2]

Until 1934, the station was staffed. In September 1956, Newbury West Fields Halt was removed from the rail timetables but continued to carry passengers, small goods, and milk. The station closed on 4 February 1957,[3] the first on the line to do so.[2]

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Newbury   Great Western Railway
Lambourn Valley Railway
  Speen

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Westfields". The History of a Branch Line 1898 to 1973. The Lambourn Valley Railway. Archived from the original on 8 November 2010. Retrieved 21 June 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c "Station Name: NEWBURY WEST FIELDS HALT". Disused Stations. Retrieved 21 June 2010. 
  3. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 168. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.