Bason Bridge railway station
Bason Bridge railway station in 1963
|Place||nr East Huntspill|
|Pre-grouping||Somerset Central Railway|
|Post-grouping||SR and LMS
Western Region of British Railways
|10 June 1963||Closed to goods traffic|
|7 March 1966||Closed to passengers|
|2 October 1972||Closed to milk traffic|
|Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom|
|Closed railway stations in Britain
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Opened by the Somerset Central Railway in 1856, the station consisted of a wooden platform and buildings. A level crossing, goods yard and dedicated siding for milk train to the Wiltshire United Co-operative Society's creamery, were operated from two lever frames, one at each end of the station.
The station closed with the SDJR on 7 March 1966, although access to the dairy was maintained via a spur from Highbridge. In the months before closure, goods trains loaded with fly ash tipped at the construction site of the M5 motorway to enable it to progress across the Somerset Levels. Progress on construction of the motorway finally closed the spur line on 3 October 1972. The station site was later cleared, but the station house survives as a private house.
|Preceding station||Disused railways||Following station|
Line and station closed
|Somerset & Dorset Joint Railway
LSWR and Midland Railways
|Highbridge and Burnham
- R.V.J.Butt, (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-85260-508-1
- "Historical East Huntspill in Somerset". East Huntspill Parish Council. Retrieved 15 January 2014.