Monkton and Came Halt railway station

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Monkton and Came Halt
Location
Place Winterborne Monkton
Area District of West Dorset
Operations
Original company Great Western Railway
Post-grouping Southern Region of British Railways
Platforms 2
History
1 July 1905 Opened as Came Bridge Halt
1 October 1905 Renamed Monkton and Came (Golf Links) Halt
7 January 1957 Closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Monkton and Came Halt was a railway station between Weymouth and Dorchester in the county of Dorset in England. It was on what is now the Heart of Wessex Line and South Western Main Line.

History

Opened by the Great Western Railway (GWR) in 1905, it was part of a scheme by the railway company to counter road competition. Served by local Weymouth to Dorchester rail motor trains, the station had GWR pagoda shelters and wooden platforms. The platforms were later replaced with brick built structures but the pagodas remained until road competition saw the closure of the halt in 1957. The halt was called Came Bridge when opened but the name was changed shortly afterward. There is little habitation nearby and the halt existed mainly to serve an adjacent Golf Course as well as visitors to the nearby Maiden Castle.


Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Dorchester West
Line Open, Station Open
  Great Western Railway
Wilts, Somerset and Weymouth Railway
  Upwey Wishing Well Halt
Line Open, Station Closed

Present day

The platforms of the halt can be seen by walking up the field adjacent to the railway in the direction of Dorchester. Trains still pass on the Heart of Wessex Line and the South Western Main Line.

References

  • Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-8526-0508-1. OCLC 60251199.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Jowett, Alan (2000). Jowett's Nationalised Railway Atlas (1st ed.). Penryn, Cornwall: Atlantic Transport Publishers. ISBN 0-9068-9999-0. OCLC 228266687.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Jowett, Alan (March 1989). Jowett's Railway Atlas of Great Britain and Ireland: From Pre-Grouping to the Present Day (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-8526-0086-1. OCLC 22311137.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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