Newport Pan Lane railway station

Newport Pan Lane railway station, was, for four years, the temporary terminus [1] of the Isle of Wight (Newport Junction) Railway incorporated in 1868.[2] Opened on 11 August 1875[3] and closed 4 years later [4] on 1 June 1879 when the line was extended northwards to link with the new Newport Station (and thus the "Ryde and Newport Railway"). Any trace of the station has long since gone[5] and today the nearest landmark is an alleyway leading from the residential road called "Furlongs".[6]

Pan Estate
As near as is possible to get to the original site
General information
LocationNewport, Isle of Wight
Grid referenceSZ503889
Other information
Original companyIsle of Wight (Newport Junction) Railway
Key dates
11 August 1875Opened (unofficial)
6 October 1875Opened (Official)
1 June 1879Closed
A 1914 Railway Clearing House map of lines around The Isle of Wight.

Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Shide   Isle of Wight (Newport Junction) Railway
(become part of IWCR in 1887)

See also



  1. ^ Pomeroy, C,A "Isle Of Wight Railways, Then and Now": Oxford,Past & Present Publishing, 1993, ISBN 0-947971-62-9
  2. ^ Bennett,A "Southern Holiday Lines in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight": Cheltenham, Runpast 1994 ISBN 1-870754-31-X
  3. ^ but without Board of Trade approval, and ordered to close again; eventually reopening, with authority, on 6 October 1875 [1]
  4. ^ Hay,P "Steaming Through the Isle Of Wight": Midhurst,Middleton, 1988 ISBN 0-906520-56-8
  5. ^ Gammell,C.J "Southern Branch Lines": Gammell,C.J Oxford, OPC, 1997 ISBN 0-86093-537-X
  6. ^ Streetmap arrow pointing to estimated position

50°41′49″N 1°17′19″W / 50.69694°N 1.28861°W / 50.69694; -1.28861