Worthy Down Halt railway station

Worthy Down Halt railway station was built in 1918 as a small single platform halt to serve the Royal Flying Corps (later RAF) depot nearby. It included two passing loops (the shorter of which was used as a siding) to provide supplies to the site. Later, the station became a junction for a spur to connect with the Southern Railway line through Winchester. At this point an additional line was built on the opposite side of the station to provide an island platform serving both northbound and southbound trains on separate lines.

Worthy Down Halt
Worthy Down Halt.jpg
General information
LocationSouth Wonston, Winchester
England
Coordinates51°06′48″N 1°18′57″W / 51.1134°N 1.3159°W / 51.1134; -1.3159Coordinates: 51°06′48″N 1°18′57″W / 51.1134°N 1.3159°W / 51.1134; -1.3159
Grid referenceSU479351
Platforms2
Other information
StatusDisused
History
Original companyDidcot, Newbury and Southampton Railway
Pre-groupingDidcot, Newbury and Southampton Railway
Post-groupingGreat Western Railway
Key dates
1 April 1918 (1918-04-01)Opened as Worthy Down Platform
4 August 1942Closed
8 March 1943Re-opened
18 June 1951Renamed Worthy Down Halt
7 March 1960Closed

RoutesEdit

Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Sutton Scotney
Line and station closed
  Great Western Railway
Didcot, Newbury and Southampton Railway
  King's Worthy
Line and station closed