Station Name: KINGSLEY HALT

 

[Source: Nick Catford]


Date opened: 7.3.1906
Location: On the east side of Sickles Road
Company on opening: London & South Western Railway
Date closed to passengers: 16.9.1957
Date closed completely: 16.9.1957
Company on closing: British Railways (Southern Region)
Present state: Demolished
County: Hampshire
OS Grid Ref: SU788391
Date of visit: May 1969

Notes: The branch line to Bordon was built under the 1896 Light Railway Act. The line was built with the help of the War Department to ease troop movements to Bordon Camp and to bring stores into the camp.

A station and goods yard at Kingsley was added three months after the line opened to serve the expected residential development in the village.

In 1905, the same year the Bordon branch opened the War Department decided to build its own standard gauge line from Longmoor to Borden where there was to be an exchange siding with the LSWR. The Woolmer Instructional Railway (later renamed The Longmoor Military Railway in 1935) was extended south to Liss in 1933. Although built as a passenger line the majority of traffic on the Bordon branch was always military and it was heavily used in both world wars. After WW2 passenger traffic dropped of quickly and the line was closed to passengers in 1957 and to goods in 1966. The track was lifted later the same year.

Further reading:
Branch Lines of the Southern Railway Volume 1 - Published by Wild Swan 1980 ISBN09067010
The Bordon Light Railway by Peter A Harding - Published by the author in 1987
ISBN 0 9509414 3 3
Branch Lines to Longmoor - Middleton Press 1987 ISBN 0 906520 41X

See also: Bordon

 

Kingsley Halt looking north in May 1969
Photo by Nick Catford


Kingsley Halt in 1955
Photo by D. Thompson

 

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[Source: Nick Catford]

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