Cole (for Bruton) railway station

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Cole (for Bruton)
Cole (former) station geograph-3086251-by-Ben-Brooksbank.jpg
Location of station (1984)
Location
Place Cole
Area South Somerset
Grid reference ST671334
Operations
Pre-grouping Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway
Post-grouping SR and LMSR
Western Region of British Railways
Platforms 2
History
3 February 1862 Opened
7 March 1966 Closed
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
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Cole (for Bruton) railway station was a station on the Somerset and Dorset Railway in South Somerset, serving the village of Cole, which is now virtually joined to the village of Pitcombe and the small town of Bruton.

Cole was the station where the Dorset Central Railway line from Templecombe met the Somerset Central Railway line from Glastonbury and Street railway station in 1862. Later that year the two companies combined to form the Somerset and Dorset Railway.

Just north of the station the line crossed the Wilts, Somerset and Weymouth Railway although the two railways were not connected here.

Cole station was closed with the railway in the Beeching cuts in 1966.

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Wincanton
Line and station closed
  Somerset & Dorset Joint Railway
LSWR and Midland Railways
  Evercreech Junction
Line and station closed

References[edit]

  • Somerset Railway Stations, by Mike Oakley (Dovecote Press, 2002)

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Coordinates: 51°05′56″N 2°28′16″W / 51.09895°N 2.47123°W / 51.09895; -2.47123