Iffley Halt railway station

Iffley Halt railway station was built by the Great Western Railway to serve Iffley, a suburb of Oxford; it was actually in Kennington, and not in Iffley.

Iffley Halt
Location
PlaceKennington
AreaVale of White Horse
Coordinates51°43′17″N 1°14′36″W / 51.7213°N 1.2432°W / 51.7213; -1.2432Coordinates: 51°43′17″N 1°14′36″W / 51.7213°N 1.2432°W / 51.7213; -1.2432
Grid referenceSP523028
Operations
Original companyGreat Western Railway
Pre-groupingGreat Western Railway
Platforms1
History
1 February 1908Opened
22 March 1915Closed
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

The station was situated at the western end of Kennington Railway Bridge, which crosses the River Thames.[1] Access from Iffley was via the River Thames towpath, which has a footbridge over Hinksey Stream close to this point. It was opened on 1 February 1908 along with four other halts on the former Wycombe Railway route between Oxford and Wheatley.[2][3]

Services were provided by steam railmotors based at Oxford, which was also the western terminus; the eastern terminus of these services was Wheatley, Thame or Princes Risborough.[4] When the railmotor services were withdrawn on 22 March 1915, the halt closed.[2] The line remained open for through passenger services, but these did not call at Iffley Halt.

RouteEdit

Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Abingdon Road Halt   Great Western Railway
1908-1915
  Littlemore

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Hotspot 29. The Railway Line". Retrieved 13 July 2009.
  2. ^ a b Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 126. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.
  3. ^ Mitchell, Vic; Smith, Keith (April 2003). "Abingdon Road Halt, Kennington Junction". Branch Lines to Princes Risborough. Midhurst: Middleton Press. ISBN 1-904474-05-5.
  4. ^ Waters, Laurence (1986). Oxford. Rail Centres. London: Ian Allan. p. 30. ISBN 0-7110-1590-2.