Pinewood Halt railway station

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Pinewood Halt
Location
Place Hermitage
Area West Berkshire
Grid reference SU510736
Operations
Original company Great Western Railway
Post-grouping Great Western Railway
Western Region of British Railways
Platforms 2
History
11 September 1933 Opened
4 August 1942 Closed
8 March 1943 Re-opened
10 September 1962 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

Pinewood Halt railway station was a station on the Didcot, Newbury and Southampton Railway in England. It served the northern parts of Hermitage and Oare both in Berkshire. The halt was opened on 11 September 1933 in the hope of increasing passenger traffic from people unwilling to walk the long distance to the next station. It closed in 1962.

Facilities[edit]

There was a single platform and shelter but an additional platform, also with a shelter, was later built with the addition of a passing loop. The station itself had no goods facilities,[1] but a couple of sidings were built to the north east of the station to serve the brickworks near the site.

The site today[edit]

Evidence of the trackwork for the brickworks sidings can still be seen, although these had been built privately and they predated the halt.[2]

Services[edit]

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Hampstead Norris   Great Western Railway
Didcot, Newbury and Southampton line
  Hermitage

References[edit]

  1. ^ Judge, C.W. (1984). An Historical Survey of the Didcot, Newbury and Southampton Railway. Poole: Oxford Publishing Co. p. 43. ISBN 0-86093-149-8. 
  2. ^ Karau, P., Parsons, M. and Robertson, K. (1984) An illustrated history of the Didcot, Newbury and Southampton Railway, Wild Swan Publications, ISBN 0-906867-04-5

Coordinates: 51°27′33″N 1°16′02″W / 51.4591°N 1.2673°W / 51.4591; -1.2673