Doniford Halt railway station

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Doniford Halt
Doniford Halt 2009.jpg
Location
Place Watchet
Area West Somerset
Coordinates 51°10′34″N 3°18′40″W / 51.1760°N 3.3111°W / 51.1760; -3.3111Coordinates: 51°10′34″N 3°18′40″W / 51.1760°N 3.3111°W / 51.1760; -3.3111
Grid reference ST084429
Operations
Original company West Somerset Railway
Operated by West Somerset Railway
Platforms 1
History
1987 Opened
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Doniford Halt railway station, sometimes known as Doniford Beach Halt, is a request stop situated on the West Somerset Railway, a heritage railway in Somerset, England. It is situated by Helwell Bay on the outskirts of Watchet.

History[edit]

The railway line was originally opened in 1862 and closed in 1971, but it was reopened by the West Somerset Railway on 28 August 1976. Doniford Beach Halt was opened on 27 June 1987 to serve the holiday camp built on the site of the nearby former Doniford army base.[1]

Description[edit]

The curved platform is situated on the north side of the line where it passes beneath the Watchet to West Quantoxhead coast road. The platform is built from concrete panels recovered from Montacute on the former branch line from Durston to Yeovil Pen Mill and the shelter is a former Great Western Railway pagoda made from corrugated iron which was recovered from Cove Halt on the Exe Valley Railway.

Services[edit]

A train to Bishops Lydeard

Trains run between Minehead and Bishops Lydeard at weekends and on some other days from March to October, daily during the late spring and summer, and on certain days during the winter. Trains only call by request so passengers waiting to join are asked to make a clear signal to the driver as the train approaches, and people wanting to alight need to inform the train’s guard in good time.[2]

Preceding station Heritage Railways  Heritage railways Following station
Watchet   West Somerset Railway   Williton


References[edit]

  1. ^ Oakley, Mike (2006). Somerset Railway Stations. Bristol: Redcliffe Press. ISBN 1-904537-54-5. 
  2. ^ "Timetables". West Somerset Railway. 2014. Retrieved 6 July 2014. 

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