Uffington railway station

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Uffington
Location
PlaceUffington
AreaDistrict of Vale of White Horse
Grid referenceSU312904
Operations
Original companyGreat Western Railway
Pre-groupingGWR
Post-groupingGWR
Western Region of British Railways
Platforms3
History
17 December 1840GWR opened Faringdon Road to Hay Lane
1 June 1864Uffington station opened; Faringdon Railway opened
7 December 1964Station 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

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. ^ http://www.npemap.org.uk/tiles/map.html#430,190,1
  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. ^ http://www.oxfordshirevillages.co.uk/vale_of_white_horse_villages/uffington.htm Archived 7 September 2008 at the Wayback Machine

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