Glastonbury and Street railway station

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Glastonbury and Street
Glastonbury and street station in 1979.jpg
Glastonbury and Street station photographed in June 1979. It had been closed to passengers since 1966.
Location
PlaceGlastonbury
AreaMendip
Grid referenceST491389
Operations
Pre-groupingSomerset Central Railway
Post-groupingSR and LMS
Western Region of British Railways
Platforms3
History
28 August 1854Opened (Glastonbury)
July 1886Renamed (Glastonbury and Street)
7 March 1966Closed
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

Glastonbury and Street railway station was the biggest station on the original Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway main line from Highbridge to Evercreech Junction until closed in 1966 under the Beeching axe. It was the junction for the short branch line to Wells which closed in 1951.

Opened in 1854 as Glastonbury, and renamed in 1886, it had three platforms, two for Evercreech to Highbridge services and one for the branch service to Wells. The station had a large goods yard controlled from a signal box.[1]

Services[edit]

Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
West Pennard
Line and station closed
  Somerset & Dorset Joint Railway
LSWR & Midland Railways
Highbridge Branch & Bridgwater Branch
  Ashcott
Line and station closed
Polsham
Line and station closed
  Somerset & Dorset Joint Railway
LSWR & Midland Railways
Wells Branch
 

The site today[edit]

As seen in 2018

The site is now used by a timber merchant and for storage. Replica level crossing gates have been placed at the entrance.[2] The former railway station canopy is now used as a shelter in the market area car park in Glastonbury.[3]

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Coordinates: 51°08′52″N 2°43′46″W / 51.1479°N 2.7295°W / 51.1479; -2.7295