Draycott railway station (Somerset)

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For the station in Derbyshire, see Draycott and Breaston railway station.
Draycott
Draycott station remains geograph-3419700-by-Ben-Brooksbank.jpg
Probable site of the station in 1995
Location
Place Draycott, Somerset
Grid reference ST473395
Operations
History
5 April 1870 Opened
9 September 1963 Closed[1]
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
A B C D–F G H–J K–L M–O P–R S T–V W–Z

Draycott railway station was a station on the Bristol and Exeter Railway's Cheddar Valley line in Draycott, Somerset.

The station was opened with the extension of the broad gauge line from Cheddar to Wells in April 1870, converted to standard gauge in the mid-1870s and then linked up to the East Somerset Railway to provide through services from Yatton to Witham in 1878. All the railways involved were absorbed into the Great Western Railway in the 1870s.

The Yatton to Witham line closed to passengers in 1963, though goods traffic passed through to Cheddar until 1969. Draycott station, one of the smaller stations on the line, is now in residential use and still boasts many of the original Bristol and Exeter Railway features.

Services[edit]

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Cheddar   Great Western Railway
Cheddar Valley Railway
  Lodge Hill

References[edit]

  1. ^ Butt, R.V.J., (1995) The Directory of Railway Stations, Yeovil: Patrick Stephens
  • Oakley, Mike (October 2002). Somerset Railway Stations. Wimborne: Dovecote Press. p. 52. ISBN 1-904349-09-9. 

Coordinates: 51°15′10″N 2°45′17″W / 51.25279°N 2.754661°W / 51.25279; -2.754661 (Draycott railway station)