Wroxall railway station

Wroxall railway station

Infobox UK disused station
name = Wroxall


caption =
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manager = Isle of Wight Railway (1864 to 1923)
owner = Southern Railway (1923 to 1948)
Southern Region of British Railways (1948 to 1966)
locale = Wroxall, Isle of Wight
borough = Isle of Wight
platforms = Two
years = 15 September 1866
events = Opened
years1 = 17 April 1966
events1 = Closed

Wroxall railway station was an intermediate station on the Isle of Wight Railway line from Ryde, situated between Shanklin and Ventnor with an upland situation. To the north lay Apse Bank with its three bridges [ Upper Hyde Lane, Cliff and Three Arch Ordnance Survey Sheet 196 The Solent & Isle of Wight, 2006 ISBN 031922869X] , and on leaving the station the gradient increased to 1 in 88 as Ventnor Tunnel was approached" [ Isle of Wight Railways remembered Paye P: Oxford, OPC, 1984 ISBN 0860932191] . Reasonably busy with commuter traffic all the year round [ "George Lewis", porter at Wroxall Station, quoted in Once upon a line (Vol 4) Britton,A: Oxford, OPC, 1994 ISBN 0860935132] it was originally built with a single siding, goods traffic diminished rapidly with the advent of the motor bus [ Steaming Through the Isle Of Wight Hay,P: Midhurst,Middleton, 1988 ISBN 0906520568] . The Station Hotel was situated on the Up Platform [ Today it has ben converted into housing units Isle of Wight Railways Pomeroy,C Oxford,Past & Present Publishing, 1993, ISBN 0947971629] . Next to this was a single storey station [ This has been demolished . Southern Holiday Lines in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight Bennett,A: Cheltenham, Runpast 1994 ISBN 187075431X] . On the down side was a small shelter [ [http://www.subbrit.org.uk/sb-sites/stations/w/wroxall/index.shtml Enthusiasts web-site] ] .

References

See also

* List of closed railway stations in Britain


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