Wantage railway station
|Area||Vale of White Horse, Oxfordshire|
|Original company||Wantage Tramway|
|1 October 1875||Station opens to freight|
|11 October 1875||Station opens to passengers|
|1 August 1925||Station closes to passengers|
|22 December 1945||Station closes to freight|
|Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom|
|Closed railway stations in Britain
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Wantage railway station is a closed stone and brick built station located on Mill Street, Wantage in Oxfordshire on the Wantage Tramway line. The station closed fully in 1945 when Wantage Tramway ceased operations.
The line was opened for goods on 1 October 1875, and to passengers on 11 October. The tramway junction was to the east of Wantage Road station; interchange passengers walked under the bridge to reach the tramway yard, where the westernmost siding (parallel to the road) was reserved for passenger tramcars.
For most of its operation the line was well used and profitable but the advent of popular road transport saw a steady decline in passengers and freight. The tramway closed to passengers on 1 August 1925, and to goods on 22 December 1945.
|Preceding station||Disused railways||Following station|
Line and station closed
|Wantage Tramway Company||Terminus|
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- Mitchell, Vic; Smith, Keith (2003). Branch Line to Wantage - The Wantage Tramway. Midhurst: Middleton Press. ISBN 1-904474-25-X.
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- Wantage Museum