Fen Ditton Halt was opened on 20 November 1922 by the Great Eastern Railway, one of three halts actually opened on that day with the purpose of trying to attract more passengers and extra revenue. It was closed on 18 June 1962. The image below shows the halt, its name sign and the path coming down from the road above (which goes over the railway track via a hump back bridge which no longer exists).
Darren Kitson (on the Disused Railways website www.disused-stations.org.uk) says that "In railway terms a halt is a small, unstaffed station; on other lines a halt may be provided with a proper but rudimentary platform and waiting shelter, but Fen Ditton is typical of a number of ground-level halts which once existed across the country. This halt was provided with a cinder 'platform' which was faced by old sleepers some time after opening. It was 30ft in length with a nameboard, an oil lamp, a trespass warning sign and sloping pathway up the embankment, gated at the top end"
Like the other halts on the Cambridge to Mildenhall line - Exning Road and Worlington - Fen Ditton was located on the up side of the line and on the Cambridge side of the bridge.
This map shows Fen Ditton Halt between Barnwell Junction and Quy Station
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