Watlington railway station, Oxfordshire
|Original company||Watlington and Princes Risborough Railway|
|Pre-grouping||Great Western Railway|
|Post-grouping||Great Western Railway|
|15 August 1872||Station opened|
|1 July 1957||Station closed to passengers|
|2 January 1961||Station closed-completely|
|Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom|
|Closed railway stations in Britain
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Watlington railway station in Oxfordshire was the terminus of the Watlington and Princes Risborough Railway and opened in 1872. Watlington station was not in Watlington itself, but in Pyrton about a mile north east from centre of Watlington.
The line was always single track. The facilities at Watlington station included a stone-built passenger building, a goods shed, and locomotive and carriage sheds.
The line was projected to be extended to Wallingford, where it would complete a cross-country line between Cholsey and Princes Risborough. Due to financial difficulties the Watlington - Wallingford section was never built.
- Oppitz, 2000, page 22
- Karau, Paul; Turner, Chris (1998). Country branch line: An intimate portrait of the Watlington branch. Vol 1: The story of the line from 1872-1961. Didcot: Wild Swan. ISBN 1-874103-43-7.
- Karau, Paul; Turner, Chris (1998). Country branch line: An intimate portrait of the Watlington branch. Vol 2: The stations. Didcot: Wild Swan. ISBN 1-874103-46-1.
- Oppitz, Leslie (2000). Lost Railways of the Chilterns. Newbury: Countryside Books. pp. 20–23. ISBN 1-85306-643-5.
- Holden, J S (1974). The Watlington Branch. Oxford Publishing Co. ISBN 0-902888-41-2.
|Preceding station||Disused railways||Following station|
|Lewknor Bridge Halt
Line and station closed
|Great Western Railway
Watlington and Princes Risborough Railway
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