Yarmouth (Isle of Wight) railway station

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Yarmouth (IOW)
Yarmouth (IOW) Railway Station.jpg
The former station building, now passed by National Cycle Route 22.[1]
Place Yarmouth
Area Isle of Wight
Grid reference SZ358895
Pre-grouping Freshwater, Yarmouth and Newport Railway (1888-1913)
Isle of Wight Central Railway (1913 to 1923)
Post-grouping Southern Railway (1923 to 1948)
Southern Region of British Railways (1948 to 1953)
Platforms 2 (until 1923)
1 (1923-53)
10 September 1888 Opened (freight)
20 July 1889 Opened (passengers)
21 September 1953 Closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal

Yarmouth railway station, was an intermediate [2] station of the Freshwater, Yarmouth and Newport Railway, incorporated in 1860,[3] opened over a ten-month period between 1889 and 1889 and closed 65 years later.[4] Situated on the outskirts of the town [5] [6]) it was one of the more economically viable stations[7] on a generally unprofitable line. Until the 1920s there was a lengthy passing loop and second (staggered) platform.[8] The former station building was for a period used as a Youth Club,[9] and is now (as of 2017) a restaurant. It is still very recognisable as a FYNR station.[10]

The former station in 2017, now a restaurant.
A 1914 Railway Clearing House map of lines around The Isle of Wight.
Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Freshwater   British Railways
Southern Region

Freshwater, Yarmouth and Newport Railway

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Sustrans Route 22". Sustrans. Retrieved 2009-01-03. 
  2. ^ Subterranea Britannica's page on Yarmouth station - Nick Catford
  3. ^ Bennett,A "Southern Holiday Lines in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight": Cheltenham, Runpast 1994 ISBN 1-870754-31-X
  4. ^ Hay,P "Steaming Through the Isle Of Wight": Midhurst,Middleton, 1988 ISBN 0-906520-56-8
  5. ^ Pomeroy, C,A "Isle Of Wight Railways, Then and Now": Oxford,Past & Present Publishing, 1993, ISBN 0-947971-62-9
  6. ^ Maycock,R.J/Silsbury,R: The Freshwater, Yarmouth and Newport Railway: Usk, Oakwood, 2003 ISBN 0-85361-601-9
  7. ^ Britton,A "Once upon a line (Vol 4)": Oxford, OPC, 1994 ISBN 0-86093-513-2
  8. ^ Paye, Peter (1984). Isle of Wight Railways remembered. Oxford: OPC. ISBN 0-86093-212-5. 
  9. ^ Youth Club Details
  10. ^ Gammell C.J "Southern Branch Lines": Oxford, OPC, 1997 ISBN 0-86093-537-X

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Coordinates: 50°42′10″N 1°29′42″W / 50.7029°N 1.4949°W / 50.7029; -1.4949