Ilmer Halt railway station

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Ilmer Halt
Location
Place Ilmer
Area District of Wycombe
Grid reference SP760057
Operations
Original company Great Western and Great Central Joint Railway
Post-grouping GW & GC Joint
Platforms 2
History
1 April 1929 Station opened
7 January 1963 Station closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Ilmer Halt railway station was a former halt on the Great Western and Great Central Joint Railway serving the village of Ilmer in Buckinghamshire.

History

The Great Western & Great Central Joint Committee was created on 1 August 1899 with the dual objective of providing the Great Central Railway with a second route into London, bypassing the Metropolitan Railway; and of providing the Great Western Railway with a shorter route to the Midlands.[1][2] The line ran from Northolt Junction to Ashendon Junction; the central section of its route was an existing GWR line. North of Princes Risborough a new line was constructed, which opened for goods on 20 November 1905, and for passengers on 2 April 1906.[3][4]

The station was closed in 1963.[5] The halt was demolished and little remains.

Route

Preceding station National Rail Historical railways Following station
Haddenham (Bucks)
Line open, station closed
  Great Western and Great Central Joint Railway   Princes Risborough
Line and station open

Notes

  1. ^ MacDermot, p.416
  2. ^ Jenkins, pp.8-9
  3. ^ Jenkins, p.11
  4. ^ Mitchell & Smith, Historical Background
  5. ^ Mitchell & Smith, fig. 31

References

  • Jenkins, Stanley C. (1978). The Great Western & Great Central Joint Railway. The Oakwood Library of Railway History. Blandford: Oakwood Press. 
  • MacDermot, E.T. (1931). History of the Great Western Railway. Vol. II (1st ed.). Paddington: Great Western Railway. 
  • Mitchell, Vic; Smith, Keith (September 2002). Princes Risborough to Banbury. Western Main Lines. Midhurst: Middleton Press. ISBN 1-901706-85-0. 

External links

  • The station on navigable 1946 O. S. map
  • Pictures of the line today including Ilmer Halt

Coordinates: 51°44′41″N 0°53′06″W / 51.7448°N 0.8849°W / 51.7448; -0.8849

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