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.
|Location||Bordon, East Hampshire|
|Platforms||3 (one Longmoor M. Rly platform)|
|Pre-grouping||London and South Western Railway|
|Post-grouping||Southern Railway |
Southern Region of British Railways
|11 December 1905||Opened|
|16 September 1957||Closed to passenger traffic|
|4 April 1966||Closed to freight traffic|
Bordon Light Railway
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.
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.
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.
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
Bordon Light Railway
|Terminus||Longmoor Military Railway||Oakhanger Halt|
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|Terminus||South Western Railway
Bordon SWR Coach Link
|Terminus||South West Trains
- Harding, Peter A. (1987). The Bordon Light Railway. Woking, Surrey: Peter A. Harding. ISBN 0-9509414-3-3.
- Bordon railway station on Subterranea Britannica
- "BBC NEWS - England - Operators call for new rail lines". BBC News. 15 June 2009. Retrieved 15 June 2009.