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Station code: BSK National Rail
Where: London and South East, England
Opened on the London and Southampton Railway.
Opened on the Basingstoke and Alton Light Railway.
Opened on the Basingstoke Branch (Berks and Hants Railway).

Chronology Dates

  /  /1839London and South Western Railway
Shapley Heath to Basingstoke opened. Station opened at Basingstoke.
  /  /1840London and South Western Railway
Fully opened from London to Southampton. Stations on this section have included: Victoria, Battersea Park, Clapham Junction, Earlsfield, Wimbledon, Raynes Park, New Malden, Berrylands, Surbiton, Esher, Hersham, Walton-on-Thames, Weybridge, West Weybridge, Byfleet & New Haw, Woking, Brookwood, Farnborough, Fleet, Winchfield, Hook, Basingstoke, Micheldever, Winchester, Shawford, Eastleigh, Southampton Airport, Swaythling, St Denys, Southampton [1st].
  /  /1840London and South Western Railway
Basingstoke to Winchester opened. Station opened at Andover Road.
01/11/1848Basingstoke Branch (Great Western Railway)
Reading, Southcot Junction, to Basingstoke opened. Stations on section at: Mortimer, Bramley and Basingstoke.
  /  /1855Basingstoke Worting Junction to Salisbury (London and South Western Railway)
Applies for more time to complete its Basingstoke to Andover line.
12/12/1988London and South Western Railway
Three trains are involved in crash at Clapham Junction killing 35 and injuring 500 due to a signal failure caused by incorrect wiring. A Poole to London Waterloo and a Basingstoke to Waterloo ran into empty stock. Signalling engineers were found to be working exceptionally long hours in the area.

News items

25/05/2018Corfe Castle back on rail network after 46 years [BBC News]
01/05/2015Green Park railway station approved for Reading [BBC News]
30/08/2014Reading viaduct ready for tracklaying [Railway Gazette]