Jessie Road Bridge Halt railway station

Jessie Road Bridge Halt[1] was an intermediate station situated on the Southsea Railway[2] between Fratton[3] and Albert Road Bridge Halt (sometimes called Highland Road[4]).

Jessie Road Bridge Halt
General information
LocationSouthsea, City of Portsmouth
England
Grid referenceSZ657996
Platforms1
Other information
StatusDisused
History
Opened1 October 1904; 118 years ago (1904-10-01)
Closed8 August 1914; 108 years ago (1914-08-08)
Original companySouthsea Railway
A 1910 Railway Clearing House map of lines around Portsmouth, showing the Southsea Railway

Opened in 1904 and closed a decade later it was part of a concerted effort to boost revenue and thus see off competition from the burgeoning tramway network.[5] The station's only platform was on the down line, the up line being out of use.[6] The final nail in the line's coffin was a government directive issued shortly after the declaration of war[4] 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]

Railways in the Portsmouth area
Portchester
Havant
Bedhampton
Cosham
Farlington Halt
HMNB Portsmouth
Admiralty Line
Hilsea
Portsmouth & Southsea
Fratton
Portsmouth Harbour
Southsea Railway 1885–1914
Jessie Road Bridge Halt
Albert Road Bridge Halt
East Southsea


Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Fratton   Southsea Railway   Albert Road
Bridge Halt

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations, Patrick Stephens Ltd, Sparkford, ISBN 1-85260-508-1, p. 129.
  2. ^ Mitchell, Vic; Smith, Keith (December 1985). Southern Main Lines: Woking to Portsmouth. Midhurst: Middleton Press. ISBN 0-906520-25-8.
  3. ^ a b "Hampshire railways remembered" Oppitz,L Newbury, Countryside 1988 ISBN 1-85306-020-8
  4. ^ a b "The Southsea Railway" Robertson,K: Southampton, Kingfisher, 1985 ISBN 0-946184-16-X
  5. ^ "Portsmouth’s tramways" Petch,M: Midhurst, Middleton Press,1996 ISBN 1-873793-72-3
  6. ^ Kidner, R. W. (1985). Southern Railway Halts. Survey and Gazetteer. Headington, Oxford: The Oakwood Press. p. 39. ISBN 0-85361-321-4.

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Coordinates: 50°47′34″N 1°04′07″W / 50.792697°N 1.068521°W / 50.792697; -1.068521