Cranmore railway station

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Cranmore
CranmoreStation.jpg
Locomotive 30075 pulls into Cranmore station
Location
Place Cranmore
Area Somerset
Grid reference ST666429
Operations
Original company East Somerset Railway
Pre-grouping Great Western Railway
Operated by East Somerset Railway
Platforms 1
Stations on heritage railways in the United Kingdom
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Platform view

Cranmore is the main railway station (and also, the headquarters) of the preserved East Somerset Railway, in Somerset, England.

Services[edit]

Various services are provided throughout the year, mainly in the Spring, Summer and Autumn months to Mendip Vale and occasionally, specials are run to Westbury, the station also occasionally receives railtours from further afield such as London. [1] The station was opened in 1858 to serve the village of Cranmore.[2]

Facilities[edit]

The station buildings contain a ticket office, museum and waiting room.

As the main station and home of the East Somerset Railway, Cranmore station also provides several facilities for visitors:

  • Car parking
  • Children's play area
  • Picnic area
  • Restaurant
  • Toilets
  • Shop
  • Art gallery
  • Footpath to Cranmore West Station via the Engine Shed

There is disabled access to the platforms available.

Platform 2 rebuild?[edit]

During the stations heyday, Cranmore was originally had 2 platforms, but with closure in the 60's, the site became derelict and platform 2 was demolished and was not rebuilt as part of the ESR's restoration at the time.

However, with preserved traffic increasing, (and as platform 1 is sometimes overcrowded during special events), the ESR does aim to rebuild the long-demolished platform (2) (to reduce congestion and relieve Cranmore station).

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ East Somerset Railway Timetable
  2. ^ "East Somerset Railway". Steam Railway Lines. Retrieved 27 October 2015. 

External links[edit]

Preceding station Heritage Railways  Heritage railways Following station
Cranmore West   East Somerset Railway   Terminus
Disused railways
Shepton Mallet (High Street)   Great Western Railway
East Somerset Railway
  Wanstrow

Coordinates: 51°11′06″N 2°28′41″W / 51.185°N 2.478°W / 51.185; -2.478