Bridgwater North railway station
The station in 1963
|Original company||Bridgwater Railway|
|Pre-grouping||Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway|
|Post-grouping||Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway|
|21 July 1890||Opened as Bridgwater|
|26 September 1949||Renamed Bridgwater North|
|1 December 1952||Closed|
|Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom|
|Closed railway stations in Britain
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Bridgwater North railway station was the terminus of the Bridgwater branch of the Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway. Opened as part of the Bridgwater Railway on 21 July 1890, it was named Bridgwater, and renamed Bridgwater North in 1949 when it came under British Railways ownership, to avoid confusion with the larger Great Western Railway (GWR) station in the town. The station consisted of an island platform with a canopy, goods yard and a connection to riverside wharves.
The passenger station closed when the branch service was withdrawn on 1 December 1952, although access to the wharves was maintained, via the GWR, for goods until 1967. Bridgwater railway station remains open on the Bristol to Taunton Line.
|Railways in the Bridgwater area|
- Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199.
- Harrison, J. D. (1990). The Bridgwater Railway. Wallingford: The Oakwood Press. ISBN 0-85361-403-2
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Line and station closed
|Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway