Meyrick Park Halt


Meyrick Park Halt

Infobox UK disused station
name = Meyrick Park Halt
gridref = SZ086925


caption = Station site is to the left of the bridge
manager = London and South Western Railway
owner =
locale = Bournemouth
borough = Bournemouth, Dorset
platforms = ?
years = 1 March 1906
events = Opened
years2 = 1 November 1917
events2 = Closed

Meyrick Park Halt was a railway station just west of Bournemouth railway station in the county of Hampshire (now Dorset) in England. Located on what is now the South Western Main Line, it was opened by the LSWR on the 1st of March 1906. Intended to serve a local development, still called the Meyrick Park Halt or the Saints Conservation Area locally, it also provided access to Meyrick Park, an area of pleasure gardens including an extensive Golf Course. It served the Winton and Talbot Woods areas of Bournemouth. Served by local trains, the station had wooden platforms. The halt closed on November 1, 1917 as a First World War austerity measure and never re-opened.

Today the former site of the halt is shown by the width of the embankment just to the east of the line's bridge over Meyrick Park Central Drive. This can be seen from westbound trains leaving Bournemouth just after they pass though Cemetery Junction tunnel.

Further reading

*cite book|author=R.V.J.Butt, |title= The Directory of Railway Stations |publisher=Patrick Stephens Ltd |year=1995 ISBN 1 85260 508 1

External links

* [http://www.talbotandbranksomewoods.co.uk/meyrick_park.html Meyrick Park]


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