Yaxley Halt railway station
|Original company||Great Eastern Railway|
|Pre-grouping||Great Eastern Railway|
|Post-grouping||London and North Eastern Railway|
|20 Dec 1922||Station opened|
|2 Feb 1931||Station closed|
|Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom|
|Closed railway stations in Britain
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Yaxley Halt railway station was located in Yaxley, Suffolk. It was midway along a branch line from Mellis to the terminus at Eye which opened in 1867. Yaxley Halt did not open until 20 December 1922 and closed in 1931 when passenger trains were withdrawn from the branch.
The station was situated adjacent to the Ipswich to Norwich main road (the A140) which passed over the railway at this point on a bridge known as the "Dukes Bridge". On inclement days passengers used to shelter under the bridge as the platform was a very basic affair with name board and oil lamp. Passenger trains carried a ladder by which passengers could board and alight.
Freight traffic continued on the Eye Branch until 1964 when the line closed. It was lifted in 1965.
The 1925 1:2500 map indicated a roman coin was found on the line just to the east of the station.
|Preceding station||Disused railways||Following station|
|Mellis||Great Eastern Railway
- Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-8526-0508-1. OCLC 60251199.
- Great Eastern Society Rail Journal No 132 The Sufolk Venturer Railtour by J S Gilks October 2007
- Great Eastern Society Rail Journal No 84 Yaxley Halt by Peter Paye October 1995
- Navigable 1946 O. S. map showing the line through Yaxley, but the station no longer marked having closed in 1931.
- Yaxley churches webpage including a reference to Yaxley's station.