Bathampton Station and Junction
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Opened on 2nd February 1857. Closed to goods on 10th June 1963 and passengers on 3rd October 1966. Both Bathampton and Bathampton West signalboxes were replaced by a single box on 21st September 1956. There were sidings to a timber mill on the south side of the station which came into use on 10th October 1922.
A track plan of Bathampton Junction and surrounding area from 1988
A view of the east end of the station showing the signal box and junction starter signal. © Ian W Ross
All my photos taken on 29.6.05
Looking in the direction of Bath Spa from the bridge at Mill Lane. The signals protect Bathampton Junction while the loop is the Up Loop and has a 15mph speed limit.
Looking east from the bridge gives a great view of the junction. Bathampton Station stood on this spot. On its removal the junction was modified to allow trains on the Bradford on Avon section to travel at higher speeds.
Zooming out and a London bound HST passes by.
Photos showing track replacement work at Bathampton Junction. © Nick Thayer