Merstone railway station

Merstone railway station, was an intermediate station situated on the edge of Merstone village[2] on the line from Newport to Sandown incorporated by the Isle of Wight (Newport Junction) Railway in 1868,[3] opened in 1875 and closed 81 years later.[4] In 1897 a new line opened[5] from Merstone to provide an alternative route to the south-east corner of the island, running initially to St Lawrence and in 1900 to Ventnor West station . Located in the heart of a farming community, Merstone was snowed under during the harsh winter of 1947.[6] The station building was demolished after closure,[7] although the platform is still existent. Merstone station is now an access point onto National Cycle Route 23

Merstone
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Remains of Merstone Station[1]
Location
PlaceMerstone
AreaIsle of Wight
Grid referenceSZ526845
Operations
Pre-groupingIsle of Wight (Newport Junction) Railway (1868Inc);1875-1887)
Isle of Wight Central Railway (1887 to 1923)/ Newport, Godshill & St Lawrence Railway (1897-1913)
Isle of Wight Central Railway (1913 to 1923)
Post-groupingSouthern Railway (1923 to 1948)
Southern Region of British Railways (1948 to 1956)
Platforms2
History
1 February 1875Opened
6 February 1956Closed
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
A 1914 Railway Clearing House map of lines around The Isle of Wight.


Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Horringford   British Railways
Southern Region

IoW CR : Sandown to Newport line
  Blackwater
Godshill   British Railways
Southern Region

IoW CR : Ventnor West branch
  Terminus

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ A conservation group now maintains the site
  2. ^ Pomeroy, C,A "Isle Of Wight Railways, Then and Now": Oxford,Past & Present Publishing, 1993, ISBN 0-947971-62-9
  3. ^ Bennett,A "Southern Holiday Lines in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight" Cheltenham, Runpast 1994 ISBN 1-870754-31-X
  4. ^ Hay,P "Steaming Through the Isle Of Wight",: Midhurst,Middleton, 1988 ISBN 0-906520-56-8
  5. ^ Paye, Peter (1992). The Ventnor West Branch. Didcot: Wild Swan Publications. ISBN 1-874103-02-X.
  6. ^ Britton,A "Once upon a line (Vol 4)" Oxford, OPC, 1994 ISBN 0-86093-513-2
  7. ^ Gammell C.J "Southern Branch Lines": Oxford, OPC, 1997 ISBN 0-86093-537-X

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Coordinates: 50°39′29″N 1°15′23″W / 50.6580°N 1.2565°W / 50.6580; -1.2565