Watlington railway station, Oxfordshire

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Watlington
Watlington (Oxon) Railway Station.jpg
Location
PlaceWatlington
AreaSouth Oxfordshire
Coordinates51°39′04″N 0°59′43″W / 51.6511°N 0.9953°W / 51.6511; -0.9953Coordinates: 51°39′04″N 0°59′43″W / 51.6511°N 0.9953°W / 51.6511; -0.9953
Grid referenceSU696952
Operations
Original companyWatlington and Princes Risborough Railway
Pre-groupingGreat Western Railway
Post-groupingGreat Western Railway
Platforms1
History
15 August 1872Station opened
1 July 1957Station closed to passengers
2 January 1961Station closed-completely
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Not to be confused with Watlington railway station.
Watlington
Watlington (Oxon) Railway Station.jpg
Location
PlaceWatlington
AreaSouth Oxfordshire
Coordinates51°39′04″N 0°59′43″W / 51.6511°N 0.9953°W / 51.6511; -0.9953Coordinates: 51°39′04″N 0°59′43″W / 51.6511°N 0.9953°W / 51.6511; -0.9953
Grid referenceSU696952
Operations
Original companyWatlington and Princes Risborough Railway
Pre-groupingGreat Western Railway
Post-groupingGreat Western Railway
Platforms1
History
15 August 1872Station opened
1 July 1957Station closed to passengers
2 January 1961Station closed-completely
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
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Watlington railway station in Oxfordshire was the terminus of the Watlington and Princes Risborough Railway and opened in 1872. Watlington station was not in Watlington itself, but in Pyrton about a mile north east from centre of Watlington.

The line was always single track. The facilities at Watlington station included a stone-built passenger building, a goods shed, and locomotive and carriage sheds.

The line was projected to be extended to Wallingford, where it would complete a cross-country line between Cholsey and Princes Risborough. Due to financial difficulties the Watlington - Wallingford section was never built.

British Railways closed the Watlington and Princes Risborough Railway to passengers in 1957[1] and to goods in 1961. Remains of the buildings exist, heavily overgrown, on private land.

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  1. ^ Oppitz, 2000, page 22

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Preceding stationDisused railwaysFollowing station
Lewknor Bridge Halt
Line and station closed
 Great Western Railway
Watlington and Princes Risborough Railway
 Terminus