Uffington railway station

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Uffington
General information
LocationUffington, District of Vale of White Horse
England
Grid referenceSU312904
Platforms3
Other information
StatusDisused
History
Original companyGreat Western Railway
Pre-groupingGWR
Post-groupingGWR
Western Region of British Railways
Key dates
17 December 1840GWR opened Faringdon Road to Hay Lane
1 June 1864Uffington station opened; Faringdon Railway opened
7 December 1964Station closed

Uffington railway station (sometimes marked as Uffington Junction) is a former station on the Great Western Main Line. The station was located north-east of the village of Uffington, on the east side of the road between Fernham and Baulking.[1]

In 1864 Uffington became a junction as the Faringdon Railway opened between there and the town of Faringdon. In 1886 the GWR took over the Faringdon Railway.[2]

The station closed in 1964.[3]

Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Challow
Line open, station closed
  British Rail
Western Region

Great Western Main Line
  Shrivenham
Line open, station closed
Disused railways
Faringdon
Line and station closed
  British Rail
Western Region

Faringdon Branch Line
  Terminus

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New Popular Edition Maps".
  2. ^ MacDermot, E.T. (1931). History of the Great Western Railway, vol. II: 1863-1921. Paddington: Great Western Railway. pp. 6, 72. OCLC 55853736.
  3. ^ "Oxfordshire villages: Uffington". www.oxfordshirevillages.co.uk. Archived from the original on 7 September 2008.

Further reading[edit]

  • Vaughan, Adrian (1984). Signalman's Morning/Signalman's Twilight. Pan Books. ISBN 0-330-28345-6. In this omnibus edition of his memoirs, Vaughan describes his time in the early 1960s as a Signalman at Uffington station. Appendices show track layout and signalling.

Coordinates: 51°36′44″N 1°33′03″W / 51.6121°N 1.5507°W / 51.6121; -1.5507