Semington Halt railway station

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Semington Halt
Location
Place Semington
Area Wiltshire
Operations
Original company Wilts, Somerset and Weymouth Railway
Pre-grouping Great Western Railway
Platforms 1
History
1857 Opened
1966 Closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Semington Halt railway station was the railway station serving Semington in Wiltshire, England. The station was on the Devizes Branch Line, in between Holt Junction and Seend.

Opening[edit]

Semington Halt station opened in 1857 for the residents of Semington, during a time when the Great Western Railway was increasing the number of halts in the South West. After completion of the eastern section of track, the Devizes line was a main line from London to Bristol, which meant passing through Semington. However the Devizes line lost to competition and returned to a branch line in 1900.

Closure[edit]

Semington Halt suffered from reduced traffic after the completion of the Chirton-Westbury line, that by-passed the Devizes line to reduce the London to Bristol journey time by 5 miles.

Semington Halt station and the entire Devizes Branch Line was closed in 1966 under the Beeching cuts. Both Semington Halt and the Devizes Branch Line were destroyed in 1970. The site of the station is now a private residence.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Seend
Line and station closed
  Great Western Railway
Devizes Branch Line
  Holt Junction
Line and station closed

Coordinates: 51°21′09″N 2°08′42″W / 51.35254°N 2.14508°W / 51.35254; -2.14508