Cranmore railway station

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Cranmore
CranmoreStation.jpg
Locomotive 30075 pulls into Cranmore station
Location
Place Cranmore
Area Somerset
Grid reference ST666429
Operations
Original company East Somerset Railway
Pre-grouping Great Western Railway
Operated by East Somerset Railway
Platforms 1
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Platform view

Cranmore is the main railway station (and also, the headquarters) of the preserved East Somerset Railway, in Somerset, England.

Services[edit]

Various services are provided throughout the year, mainly in the Summer months to all stations to Mendip Vale and occasionally, specials are run to Westbury. [1] The station was built to serve the village of Cranmore.

Facilities[edit]

The station buildings contain a ticket office, museum and waiting room.

As the main station and home of the East Somerset Railway, Cranmore station also provides several facilities for visitors:

  • Car parking
  • Children's play area
  • Picnic area
  • Restaurant
  • Toilets
  • Shop
  • Art gallery

There is disabled access to the platforms available.

Platform 2 rebuild?[edit]

During the stations heyday, Cranmore was originally had 2 platforms, but with closure in the 60's, the site became derelict and platform 2 was demolished and was not rebuilt as part of the ESR's restoration at the time.

However, with preserved traffic increasing, (and as platform 1 is sometimes overcrowded during special events), the ESR does aim to rebuild the long-demolished platform (2) within the near future, (to reduce congestion and relieve for Cranmore station respectively).

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Preceding station Heritage Railways  Heritage railways Following station
Cranmore West   East Somerset Railway   Terminus
Disused railways
Shepton Mallet (High Street)   Great Western Railway
East Somerset Railway
  Wanstrow

Coordinates: 51°11′06″N 2°28′41″W / 51.185°N 2.478°W / 51.185; -2.478