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Midhurst railway station

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Place  Midhurst
15 October 1866  Station opened
Grid reference  SU884207
Platforms in use  3
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Area  Chichester, West Sussex
Pre-grouping  London, Brighton and South Coast Railway
Post-grouping  Southern Railway Southern Region of British Railways
Similar  Singleton (West Sussex) r, Lavant railway station, Cocking railway station, Petworth railway station, Petersfield railway station

Midhurst railway station used to serve the market town of Midhurst in the county of West Sussex. The first railway to reach the town was a branch line from Petersfield opened by the London & South Western Railway on 1 September 1864.

The London Brighton and South Coast Railway opened a separate station on 15 October 1866 when the line from Pulborough via Petworth was opened. It was resited in 1881 when a further line from the Chichester in the south opened. This new station was designed by T. H. Myres in the LB&SCR's 'Country House' design, which can still be seen at the preserved Bluebell Railway's stations. The station also had two signal boxes (although the Southern Railway closed one of these), and a large goods yard. An engine shed was also here but this was closed by the Southern Railway as well after 1923.

The former London & South Western Railway station closed in 1925 when services were diverted to the former L.B.& S.C.R. station.

The station closed to passengers on 5 February 1955, but freight services between Midhurst and Pulborough remained until 16 October 1964. The L.B.S.C.R. station was demolished and the site is now under housing. The former L.S.W.R. station still survives and is now converted to offices.

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Midhurst railway station Wikipedia


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