Ningwood railway station

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Ningwood (IOW)
The old railway station, Ningwood - - 62588.jpg
The old station at Ningwood, now a private residence.
Place Ningwood
Area Isle of Wight
Grid reference SZ401883
Pre-grouping Freshwater, Yarmouth & Newport Railway(1888-1913)
Isle of Wight Central Railway (1913 to 1923)
Post-grouping Southern Railway (1923 to 1948)
Southern Region of British Railways (1948 to 1953)
Platforms 2
10 September 1888 Opened (freight)
20 July 1889 Opened (passengers)
21 September 1953 Closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal
A 1914 Railway Clearing House map of lines around The Isle of Wight.

Ningwood railway station, was an intermediate [1] station of the Freshwater, Yarmouth and Newport Railway, incorporated in 1860,[2] opened over a ten-month period between 1889 and 1889 and closed 65 years later.[3] A typical rural station [4] that rapidly lost passengers once buses reached West Wight,[5] it was one of the less economically viable stations[6] on this unprofitable line. Despite the addition of a 400-foot (120 m) long passing loop and water tank in 1927,[7] the station was in latter years a somewhat lonely outpost. The station house, situated on the "down" side, is now a private residence [8] and the modest passenger shelter on the "up" side their garden shed.

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Yarmouth   British Railways
Southern Region

Freshwater, Yarmouth and Newport Railway
  Calbourne & Shalfleet

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Subterranea Britannica's page on Ningwood station - Nick Catford]
  2. ^ Bennett,A "Southern Holiday Lines in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight": Cheltenham, Runpast 1994 ISBN 1-870754-31-X
  3. ^ Hay,P "Steaming Through the Isle Of Wight": Midhurst,Middleton, 1988 ISBN 0-906520-56-8
  4. ^ Pomeroy, C,A "Isle Of Wight Railways, Then and Now": Oxford,Past & Present Publishing, 1993, ISBN 0-947971-62-9
  5. ^ Maycock,R.J/Silsbury,R: The Freshwater, Yarmouth and Newport Railway: Usk, Oakwood, 2003 ISBN 0-85361-601-9
  6. ^ Britton,A "Once upon a line (Vol 4)": Oxford, OPC, 1994 ISBN 0-86093-513-2
  7. ^ Paye, Peter (1984). Isle of Wight Railways remembered. Oxford: OPC. ISBN 0-86093-212-5. 
  8. ^ Gammell C.J "Southern Branch Lines": Oxford, OPC, 1997 ISBN 0-86093-537-X

Coordinates: 50°41′35″N 1°26′02″W / 50.69306°N 1.43389°W / 50.69306; -1.43389