Albert Road Bridge Halt railway station

Albert Road Bridge Halt (sometimes called Highland Road)[1] was an intermediate station situated on the Southsea Railway,[2] between Jessie Road Bridge Halt[3] and East Southsea.

Albert Road Bridge Halt
General information
LocationSouthsea, City of Portsmouth
Grid referenceSZ656990
Other information
Opened1 July 1904; 118 years ago (1904-07-01)
Closed8 August 1914; 108 years ago (1914-08-08)
Original companySouthsea Railway
Railways in the Portsmouth area
Farlington Halt
HMNB Portsmouth
Admiralty Line
Portsmouth & Southsea
Portsmouth Harbour
Southsea Railway 1885–1914
Jessie Road Bridge Halt
Albert Road Bridge Halt
East Southsea
A 1910 Railway Clearing House map of lines around Portsmouth, showing the Southsea Railway

The Southsea Railway opened on 1 July 1885,[4] and on that line, Albert Road Bridge Halt was opened on 1 July 1904 and closed a decade later on 6 August 1914,[5] it was part of a concerted effort to boost revenue and thus see off competition from the burgeoning tramway network.[6] The Southsea Railway was jointly owned by the London and South Western Railway and the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway,[7] and very unusually, the two companies ran the line in alternate years.[8] The final nail in the line's coffin was a government directive issued shortly after the declaration of war[1] that railways unable to support themselves would cease operations at the earliest opportunity; and, as the line clearly fell into this category, the last train ran early in August 1914.[3]

Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Jessie Road
Bridge Halt
  Southsea Railway   East Southsea

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b Robertson, K. (1985). The Southsea Railway. Southampton: Kingfisher. ISBN 0-946184-16-X.
  2. ^ Mitchell, V.; Smith, K. (December 1985). Woking to Portsmouth. Midhurst: Middleton Press. ISBN 0-906520-25-8.
  3. ^ a b Oppitz, Leslie (1988). Hampshire railways remembered. Newbury: Countryside. ISBN 1-85306-020-8.
  4. ^ White, H.P. (1992) [1961]. Thomas, David St John; Patmore, J. Allan (eds.). Volume 2: Southern England. A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain (5th ed.). Nairn: David St John Thomas. p. 126. ISBN 0-946537-77-1.
  5. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 14. ISBN 1-85260-508-1.
  6. ^ Petch, M. (1996). Portsmouth's tramways. Midhurst: Middleton Press. ISBN 1-873793-72-3.
  7. ^ Faulkner, J.N.; Williams, R.A. (1988). The LSWR in the Twentieth Century. Newton Abbot: David & Charles. p. 68. ISBN 0-7153-8927-0.
  8. ^ Gates, William George (1972) [1925]. Portsmouth in the past. ISBN 0-85409-744-9.

Further readingEdit

  • Dendy Marshall, C.F.; Kidner, R.W. (1963) [1937]. History of the Southern Railway (2nd ed.). Shepperton: Ian Allan. pp. 127–8. ISBN 0-7110-0059-X.

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Coordinates: 50°47′14″N 1°04′12″W / 50.787313°N 1.070047°W / 50.787313; -1.070047