Bordon railway station

Bordon was a railway station on the Bordon Light Railway which served the English village of Bordon and its nearby Army Camp. The station building was constructed of corrugated iron on steel framing and stood on a short brick wall. Extra traffic during the First World War led to the extension of the station and the addition of a wooden canopy on its platform side. The station also had a small engine shed which was used in the line's early days for overnight stabling of engines. The shed was later to be damaged by an engine running through its rear, and it was left afterwards to become derelict. Eleven railway cottages were constructed by the London and South Western Railway near the station to accommodate staff: all were either semi-detached or terraced except no. 8 which was the stationmaster's residence. A small wooden signalbox located at the approach of the station completed the layout.[1]

Bordon railway station.jpg
LocationBordon, East Hampshire
United Kingdom
Grid referenceSU784363
Platforms3 (one Longmoor M. Rly platform)
Other information
Pre-groupingLondon and South Western Railway
Post-groupingSouthern Railway
Southern Region of British Railways
Key dates
11 December 1905Opened
16 September 1957Closed to passenger traffic
4 April 1966Closed to freight traffic
Bordon station approach in 1963

It was possible to change at Bordon for services on the Longmoor Military Railway towards Liss, although a physical connection to the main Waterloo-Portsmouth line there was not established until 1942.[1]

Decreasing use saw the up platform become overgrown in the 1930s, resulting in it being cut back to half its original length. Nevertheless, it still saw very little use and by the late 1950s was very overgrown. Following the closure of the line in 1966, the station buildings were demolished and the land was sold for commercial use. The "Bordon Trading Estate" now stands on the site.[2]

The Association of Train Operating Companies have applied for funding for the reopening of this station, following the publication of its report Connecting Communities: Expanding Access to the Rail Network.[3]


South Western Railway run a coach frequently to Farnham railway station to connect with trains. These used to run to Liphook.

Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Kingsley Halt   British Rail
Southern Region

Bordon Light Railway
Terminus   Longmoor Military Railway   Oakhanger Halt
Preceding station   National Rail Following station
Terminus   South Western Railway
Bordon SWR Coach Link
Disused railways
Terminus   South West Trains
Stagecoach South

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b Harding, Peter A. (1987). The Bordon Light Railway. Woking, Surrey: Peter A. Harding. ISBN 0-9509414-3-3.
  2. ^ Bordon railway station on Subterranea Britannica
  3. ^ "BBC NEWS - England - Operators call for new rail lines". BBC News. 15 June 2009. Retrieved 15 June 2009.

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Coordinates: 51°07′14″N 0°52′52″W / 51.12063°N 0.88120°W / 51.12063; -0.88120