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Bletchington railway station

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Place  Bletchington
Grid reference  SP482182
Post-grouping  GWR
Original company  Oxford and Rugby Railway
Area  Cherwell
Pre-grouping  Great Western Railway
1850  Station opens
Platforms in use  2
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Similar  Milton Halt railway station, Carterton (Oxfordshire) railway st, Tiddington railway station, Fritwell & Somerton railway st, Ardley railway station

Bletchington railway station is a disused station in Oxfordshire at Enslow, England, a hamlet 1.25 miles (2 km) west of the village of Bletchingdon. The station had a number of names during its period of operation: 'Woodstock', 'Woodstock Road', 'Kirtlington' and finally 'Bletchington'.

History

The Oxford and Rugby Railway planned a railway between those two points, which was authorised on 4 August 1845; construction began in 1846, but before any portion was open, it was absorbed by the Great Western Railway. The line opened as far as Banbury on 2 September 1850, and there were three intermediate stations, the southernmost being Woodstock Road. Upon the opening of a different station named Woodstock Road in 1855, this station was renamed Kirtlington; and following rebuilding it was renamed for a final time on 11 August 1890, becoming Bletchington. It is possible that the original name of this station was Woodstock, becoming Woodstock Road in May 1851 or 1852.

British Railways closed the station to passengers on 2 November 1964 and to goods on 21 June 1965. The station building survives but much of the station site is now occupied by an industrial estate.

References

Bletchington railway station Wikipedia


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