Spetisbury railway station

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Spetisbury
Spetisbury Halt, abandoned platform (geograph 2135894).jpg
Before restoration started taken in October 2010
Location
Place Spetisbury
Area North Dorset
Grid reference ST913022
Operations
Original company Dorset Central Railway
Pre-grouping Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway
Post-grouping
Platforms 2
History
1 November 1860 Opened (Spetisbury)
13 August 1934 Renamed (Spetisbury Halt)
17 September 1956 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

Spetisbury railway station was a station in the English county of Dorset. It was located between Blandford Forum and Bailey Gate on the Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway. The station consisted of two platforms, a station building, signal box and shelters.

History[edit]

The station was opened on 1 September 1860 by the London and South Western Railway as part of the Dorset Central Railway, and later became part of the Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway. The station was transferred to the Southern Railway at the Grouping of 1923, and relegated to a halt in 1934. Becoming part of the Southern Region of British Railways when the railways were nationalised in 1947, the halt was closed in 1956 as part of an economy campaign. Passenger trains continued to pass the site until the S&DJR closed in 1966. The railway was still open until the closure of the goods terminal at Blandford in 1969 and later that year the track was lifted.

Spetisbury Station Project[edit]

The station site is currently being looked after by the Spetisbury Station Project Group [1] The long-term ambition is to reconstruct the buildings as an information centre for the station and Somerset & Dorset railway.

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Bailey Gate
Line and station closed
  Somerset & Dorset Joint Railway
LSWR and Midland Railways
  Charlton Marshall
Line and station closed

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Coordinates: 50°49′09″N 2°07′25″W / 50.8191°N 2.1235°W / 50.8191; -2.1235