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Lyme Regis railway station

Lyme Regis
Location
PlaceLyme Regis
AreaWest Dorset
Operations
Original companyAxminster and Lyme Regis Railway
Pre-groupingLondon and South Western Railway
Post-groupingSouthern Railway
Platforms1
History
24 August 1903Station opens
29 November 1965Station closes
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
A B C D–F G H–J K–L M–O P–R S T–V W–Z

Lyme Regis railway station was the terminus of the Lyme Regis branch line in the west of the English county of Dorset. Serving the coastal resort town of Lyme Regis, it was sited high above the town centre as a result of the hilly nature of the local area. The line straddled the county boundary so that although the terminus was in Dorset most of the line lay in the neighbouring county of Devon.

History

Opened under the Light Railways Act 1896, it was operated from the start by the London and South Western Railway. The line then passed on to the Southern Railway in 1923 and the Southern Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948. It was then transferred to the Western Region in 1963, but the station and branch line were closed by the British Railways Board in November 1965.


Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Combpyne
Line and station closed
  Western Region of British Railways
Lyme Regis branch line
  Terminus

Buildings

A small wooden building served the single platform. The station also had a signal box and engine shed, and a small goods shed.

The station closed with the branch in 1965.

The site today

The former site is now a small industrial estate. The station building was moved to Alresford on the Watercress Line, a heritage line in nearby Hampshire.

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 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199.
  • Jowett, Alan (2000). Jowett's Nationalised Railway Atlas (1st ed.). Penryn, Cornwall: Atlantic Transport Publishers. ISBN 978-0-906899-99-1. OCLC 228266687.
  • Lyme Regis station on navigable 1946 O. S. map
  • Lyme Regis station on Sub Brit