Yeoveney Halt railway station

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Yeoveney Halt
Yeoveney Halt station.png
Location
PlaceStaines-upon-Thames
AreaSpelthorne
Grid referenceTQ028733
Operations
Original companyStaines & West Drayton Railway
Pre-groupingGreat Western Railway
Post-groupingGreat Western Railway
Platforms1
History
June 1887 (1887-06)Opened as Runemede Range Halt (private station)
1 March 1892Public opening
9 July 1934Renamed Runemede Halt
4 November 1935Renamed Yeoveney Halt
14 May 1962 (1962-05-14)Closed
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Yeoveney Halt was a railway platform of a minimalist nature on the Staines & West Drayton Railway (which became part of the Great Western Railway in 1900). It was opened in June 1887 as Runnymede Range Halt on a restricted basis (as a private facility for a nearby rifle range), gaining a regular public service from 1 March 1892. It was renamed Runymede Halt on 9 July 1934, and again renamed Yeoveney Halt on 4 November 1935, to deter tourists who came seeking the place where Magna Carta was signed (which was some distance away by road). It closed on 14 May 1962, before the 1965 closure of the branch.[1][2][3][4]

Station site in 2010.

It comprised a short timber platform on the west side of the single track with no shelter. Bradshaw[when?] stated that passengers wishing to join the train had to give the driver the necessary (but unspecified) hand signal. Those wishing to alight were to inform the guard at the previous station.

Contrary to the general belief that the site of the station lies beneath the M25 motorway it can be identified by the remaining scattered concrete platform support pillars in the location shown on old Ordnance Survey maps.

Pictures of the station are to be found in

  • GWR Country Stations 2: C.Leigh 1984 Ian Allan ISBN 0-7110-1438-8
  • London's Local Railways: A.A.Jackson 2nd Ed 1999 Capital Transport Publishing ISBN 978-1-85414-209-2
  • Branch Lines of West London: V. Mitchell & K. Smith 2000 Middleton Press ISBN 978-1-901706-50-5

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Staines West - West Drayton". Abandoned stations. Retrieved 18 October 2009.
  2. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. pp. 201, 257. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.
  3. ^ Croughton, Godfrey; Kidner, R.W.; Young, Alan (1982). Private and Untimetabled Railway Stations. Trowbridge: Oakwood Press. p. 121. ISBN 0-85361-281-1.
  4. ^ Peacock, Thomas B. (1970) [1968]. Great Western London Suburban Services. Locomotion Papers (2nd ed.). Oakwood Press. pp. 20, 103. LP48.

External links[edit]


Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Staines West   Staines & West Drayton Railway
Staines West branch
  Poyle Halt

Coordinates: 51°26′59″N 0°31′18″W / 51.4496°N 0.5216°W / 51.4496; -0.5216