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A 1ltr container easily accessed from both Station Approach and the Basingstoke Canal. Cache contains swaps and a "Geocaching Addict" pin badge for the FTF
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This cache belongs to the SideTracked series. It is not designed to take you to a magical place with a breath taking view. It's a distraction for the weary traveller, but anyone else can go and find it too. More Information about the series can found on the SideTracked homepage.
About Ash Vale Station
The station is situated at the junction of the London to Alton line and the line from Ascot to Guildford. The station, and all trains serving it, are operated by South West Trains.
The station is on an embankment and is adjacent to the Basingstoke Canal. The station opened in May 1870 under the name of "North Camp and Ash Vale", changing to its present name on 30 March 1924. The original main station building of the south side had to be demolished due to subsidence, the current replacements dating from 1972.
Opened by the London and South Western Railway, it became part of the Southern Railway during the Grouping of 1923. The station then passed on to the Southern Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948.
When Sectorisation was introduced in the 1980s, the station was served by Network SouthEast until the Privatisation of British Railways.
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