Bason Bridge

Station opened - July 1856

Station closed to public goods traffic - 10th June 1963
Station closed to passenger traffic - 7th March 1966
Station closed to milk traffic - 2nd October 1972

Grid Ref: 182 ST 345458

Originally opened under the Somerset Central Railway in 1856, Bason Bridge consisted of a single platform with simple wooden buildings, built alongside the River Brue. At the Eastern end of the platform was a level crossing with a cattle pen and dock the other side of the road. In 1909 the Wilts United Dairies opened a milk factory just to the East of this road crossing. sidings were laid to serve this busy location. These sidings stayed open, well after the station closed, until the 2nd of October 1972, with trains running via Highbridge. The milk factory itself stayed open until 1987.
There was a Station Masters house built between the railway line and the river just to the West of the station.

The milk sidings were controlled from a ground frame located just to the east of the factory, with the level crossing being controlled from another frame at the eastern end of the station platform.

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