Glastonbury

Station opened - 28th August 1854. (As Glastonbury)

Renaming -

Glastonbury & Street - July 1886

Station closed to all traffic - 7th March 1966

Grid Ref: 182 ST 491389

The station consisted of two platforms, the northern (down) platform being an island used by the Wells branch trains. Both platforms had large wooden canopies, linked by a footbridge situated at the eastern end of the station.

There was a large goods yard to the south of the station, with a goods shed, cattle docks, stables, coal yard and cranes. To the north of the station was a siding and numerous buildings belonging to the engineer's department.

The station area and goods yard were controlled by a 29 lever wooden signal box located at the western end of the up platform, with the level crossing at the eastern end of the station being controlled by a separate gate keepers hut.

The branch to Wells was closed to all traffic on the 29th of October 1951. The station finally closed on the 7th of March 1966.

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