Edington railway station

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Edington Burtle
Edington Burtle station site geograph-3451165-by-Ben-Brooksbank.jpg
Site of the station in 1995
Location
Place Edington
Area Sedgemoor
Grid reference ST392428
Operations
Pre-grouping Somerset Central Railway
Post-grouping SR and LMS
Western Region of British Railways
Platforms 2
History
1856 Opened (Edington Road)
21 July 1890 Renamed (Edington Junction)
8 June 1953 Renamed (Edington Burtle)
7 March 1966 Closed
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
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Edington Burtle railway station was a station on the Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway, and served the village of Edington, Somerset, UK. Originally named Edington Road, with the village two miles away, it became in 1890 the junction for the Bridgwater branch off the Highbridge line and for the next period in its life was known as Edington Junction. After the Bridgwater line closed to passengers in 1952, the station was renamed as Edington Burtle – Burtle is a village to the north of the station, and somewhat closer than Edington.

It closed in March 1966 when the line was shut as part of the Beeching axe.

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Shapwick
Line and station closed
  Somerset & Dorset Joint Railway
LSWR & Midland Railways
Highbridge Line
  Bason Bridge
Line and station closed
  Somerset & Dorset Joint Railway
LSWR & Midland Railways
Bridgwater Branch
  Cossington
Line and station closed

References[edit]

  • Somerset Railway Stations, by Mike Oakley. Dovecote Press, 2002.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 51°10′52″N 2°52′18″W / 51.1811°N 2.8716°W / 51.1811; -2.8716