Glastonbury and Street railway station

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Glastonbury and Street
Location
Place Glastonbury
Area Mendip
Grid reference ST491389
Operations
Pre-grouping Somerset Central Railway
Post-grouping SR and LMS
Western Region of British Railways
Platforms 3
History
28 August 1854 Opened (Glastonbury)
7 March 1966 Closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
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Glastonbury and Street railway station was the biggest station on the original Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway main line from Highbridge to Evercreech Junction until closed in 1966 under the Beeching axe. It was the junction for the short branch line to Wells which closed in 1951.

Opened in 1854 as Glastonbury, and renamed in 1886, it had three platforms, two for Evercreech to Highbridge services and one for the branch service to Wells. The station had a large goods yard controlled from a signal box.[1]

The site today[edit]

The site is now a timber yard for a local company. Replica level crossing gates have been placed at the entrance.[2] The former railway station canopy is now used as a shelter in the market area car park in Glastonbury.[3]

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Preceding station Disused railways Following station
West Pennard
Line and station closed
  Somerset & Dorset Joint Railway
LSWR & Midland Railways
Highbridge Branch & Bridgewater Branch
  Ashcott
Line and station closed
Polsham
Line and station closed
Somerset & Dorset Joint Railway
LSWR & Midland Railways
Wells Branch

Coordinates: 51°08′52″N 2°43′46″W / 51.1479°N 2.7295°W / 51.1479; -2.7295