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Templecombe station serves the town of Templecombemarker in Somersetmarker, Englandmarker. The station reopened in 1983 having been closed in the 1960s during the so-called "Beeching axe". The station is situated on the West of England Main Line between London Waterloo stationmarker and Exeter St Davidsmarker. It is operated by South West Trains.

History

The railway station was opened by the Salisbury and Yeovil Railway on 7 May 1860. It later became the junction between that line and the Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway (S&D). A complex junction arrangement meant that S&D through trains between Bathmarker and Bournemouthmarker had to reverse into, or out from, the mainline platforms at Templecombe, a manoeuvre that usually took around 20 minutes. Some faster trains on the S&D did not stop at Templecombe, or used a small single low-level platform on the through line, connected by a path to the main station. The S&D also had a substantial locomotive shed at Templecombe: in British Railways days, the shed number was 82G.

The station was closed on 7 March 1966 but reopened on 3 October 1983.

Description

The station has one platform as the double track section from Yeovil Junctionmarker does not extend into the platforms. This can mean trains have to wait just outside the station when two trains pass at this point on the line.

Services

References

  1. SDJR.net - Templecombe


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