His­tor­i­cal factfile – Hinksey Yard and halt

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Hinksey Halt rail­way sta­tion was built by the Great West­ern Rail­way to serve the New Hinksey sub­urb of Ox­ford.

The halt only had a very short life­span – open­ing in 1908 and clos­ing in 1915 when the steam rail­mo­tors were with­drawn – but the yard played a key role in help­ing to grow the mo­tor in­dus­try in the area, par­tic­u­larly when Mor­ris was es­tab­lished in 1913.

The line re­mains open for pas­sen­ger ser­vices be­tween Did­cot and Ox­ford and the yard con­tin­ues to be used for freight.

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