Cheriton Halt railway station

Cheriton Halt is a disused railway station on the South Eastern Main Line which served the village of Cheriton on the outskirts of Folkestone in Kent, England. The station opened in 1908 and closed in 1947.

Cheriton Halt
Location
PlaceCheriton
AreaFolkestone & Hythe
Grid referenceTR201366
Operations
Pre-groupingSouth Eastern and Chatham Railway
Post-groupingSouthern Railway
Platforms2
History
1 May 1908Opened
1 December 1915Closed
14 June 1920Reopened
1 February 1941Closed
7 October 1946Reopened
16 June 1947Closed[1]
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
A B C D–F G H–J K–L M–O P–R S T–V W–Z

HistoryEdit

The South Eastern and Chatham Railway opened a new halt at the growing village of Cheriton on 1 May 1908, 0.5 miles (0.80 km) away from Shorncliffe later Folkestone West. The station, comprising two wooden platforms, was perched on the embankment just to the east of the underbridge on the B2063 Risborough Lane.[2] Each platform was equipped with basic facilities: a ticket hut and waiting shelter, running-in boards and a row of gas lamps kept by the resident haltkeeper.[3] The station was served solely by Elham Valley Railway trains and closed as a wartime economy measure during both wars, before closing definitively with the rest of the Elham Valley Railway in 1947.[4]


Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Lyminge   Southern Railway
Elham Valley Railway
  Shorncliffe

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations, Patrick Stephens Ltd, Sparkford, ISBN 1-85260-508-1, p. 59.
  2. ^ White, H.P. (1987). Forgotten Railways: South-East England (Forgotten Railways Series). Newton Abbott, Devon: David & Charles. p. 159. ISBN 0-946537-37-2.
  3. ^ Hart, Brian (1984). Elham Valley Line. Upper Bucklebury, Berkshire: Wild Swan Publications Ltd. p. 14. ISBN 0-906867-22-3.
  4. ^ Mitchell, Victor E.; Smith, Keith A. Ashford to Dover (South Coast Railway Albums). Midhurst, East Sussex: Middleton Press. pp. Plate 48. ISBN 978-0-906520-48-2.

Coordinates: 51°05′11″N 1°08′29″E / 51.08647°N 1.14139°E / 51.08647; 1.14139