Station Name: KNOWLE HALT

 

[Source: Nick Catford]


Date opened: 1.5.1907
Location: On east side of Fareham - Eastleigh line accessed frrom internal road in Knowle Hospital.
Company on opening: London & South Western Railway
Date closed to passengers: 6.4.1964
Date closed completely: 6.6.1964
Company on closing: British Railways (Southern Region)
Present state: Unknown
County: Hampshire
OS Grid Ref: SU558095
Date of visit: January 1983

Notes: The station has been known as Knowle Asylum Halt & Knowle Platform being renamed Knowle Halt on 5.10.1942. It was closed 12.8.1963 but was re-opened the next day following union objections. The station was built to serve Knowle Asylum (later Knowle Hospital).

On 3 March 2017 the Hampshire Independent reported: A new railway station has been proposed to serve the forthcoming Welborne development near Fareham. Fareham Borough Council has suggested a station is opened on the line between Fareham and Eastleigh. Owen Johns from Network Rail said, "Towards the end of December we met with Fareham Borough Council to discuss various options for connecting the new Welborne development to the existing railway network and we have offered to work with the council to examine the situation in more detail over the coming months". The station would be on the site of Knowle Halt which opened in 1907 and closed in 1964.

Knowle Halt in January 1983
P
hoto by Nick Catford



Knowle Halt
Photo by Lens of Sutton

Knowle Halt in January 1983
P
hoto by Nick Catford



[Source: Nick Catford]

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