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West Meon railway station

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Place  West Meon
Grid reference  SU642237
Platforms in use  2
Area  City of Winchester
1 June 1903  Opened
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Pre-grouping  London and South Western Railway
Post-grouping  Southern Railway Southern Region of British Railways
Original company  London and South Western Railway
Similar  Farringdon Halt railway st, Privett railway station, Knowle Halt railway st, Kingsley Halt railway st, King's Worthy railway st

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West Meon railway station was an intermediate station on the Meon Valley line which ran from Alton to Fareham during the first half of the 20th century. Opened on 1 June 1903, it formed part of a comprehensive set of transport links serving the village.

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Engineering works

The Meon Valley line was particularly difficult to construct (it cost the equivalent of 27 million pounds). The terrain around West Meon was very uneven, requiring large works of civil engineering to build the railway. In quick succession, heading into West Meon from the north, the line required a tall embankment with a large tunnel driven through it to carry it over the A272, a tunnel and, immediately before the station, an impressive wrought-iron viaduct over the Meon Valley itself.

Closure

Never a busy station, its only substantive commission was to move a complete farm in 1933. It was finally closed on 7 February 1955. The station buildings remained for several years but were eventually demolished for hard core rubble for a car park in Denmead. The four-span West Meon viaduct was demolished in 1957.

The site today

The only remains today are the 600-foot-long (180 m) platforms (heavily overgrown) and an Ordnance Survey benchmark. The site of the former goods yard is now a car park for users of the Meon Valley Trail and the approach road from the village is still called 'Station Road'.

References

West Meon railway station Wikipedia


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