Weston (Bath) railway station

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Weston (Bath)
Former Midland Railway Station at Weston, Bath,UK 2006.jpg
Weston (Bath) station frontage
Location
Place Weston
Area Bath and North East Somerset
Grid reference ST731650
Operations
Pre-grouping Midland Railway
Post-grouping London, Midland and Scottish Railway
London Midland Region of British Railways
Platforms 2
History
4 August 1869 Opened (Weston)
1 October 1934 Renamed (Weston (Bath))
21 September 1953 Closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Weston (Bath) was a small railway station in Bath, England, about a mile west of Bath Green Park railway station on the Midland Railway line.

Signalbox nameplate from level crossing box at Weston (Bath) railway station

It was opened in 1869 when the Midland Railway's Bath branch was opened. It was served by stopping trains to Mangotsfield and the Bristol Midland Railway terminus at St Philips or Bristol Temple Meads, via Bitton and Oldland Common.

Originally called just Weston, its name was altered to Weston (Bath) in 1934 to avoid confusion with Weston-super-Mare (usually referred to by local people as just "Weston"). The station closed in 1953, killed by competition from bus services, though the railway line through the station did not close until 1966 for passengers and 1971 for goods trains. The next station to the west on the same line, Kelston (for Saltford), had closed at the end of 1948. The line into St Philips closed on the same day as Weston.[1]

The station was named after the Weston suburb of Bath, but was some distance from Weston village in the area called Lower Weston that now forms part of the Newbridge area of Bath.

The station building still exists and is used as offices, formerly including the studio of the now defunct Bath FM radio station. A signal box at the level crossing on Station Road was demolished when the line was shut.

Services[edit]

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Kelston
Line and station closed
  Mangotsfield and Bath Branch Line
Midland Railway
  Bath Green Park
Line and station closed

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Coordinates: 51°23′01″N 2°23′11″W / 51.3835°N 2.3864°W / 51.3835; -2.3864