SX4467 : Bere Alston Station

taken 5 months ago, near to Bere Alston, Devon, Great Britain

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Bere Alston Station
Bere Alston Station
Bere Alston station is an unstaffed halt situated near the village of Bere Alston, 10miles north of Plymouth on the Tamar Valley line.
Beer Alston station was opened for passenger traffic in 1890 by the Plymouth, Devonport and South Western Junction Railway as an intermediate station on that company's line from Lydford to Devonport, which being in effect an extension of the London and South Western Railway's main line from London Waterloo station to Lydford, enabling the LSWR to reach Plymouth independently of the Great Western Railway was immediately leased to the LSWR. Bere Alston station was 220 miles from Waterloo.
The station was renamed "Bere Alston" in 1898.
On 2 March 1908 it became a junction, with the opening of a branch line to Callington Road.
The line from Okehampton to Bere Alston was closed in 1968 (as a result of the Beeching Axe), which left just the Gunnislake service running through from Plymouth and reversing at Bere Alston. The line from Plymouth was reduced to just a single track in 1970 and the junction changed to allow the train guard to operate the points.


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SX4467, 41 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 24 February, 2018   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 15 May, 2018
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Railways 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 4400 6739 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:29.1301N 4:12.0210W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SX 4401 6740
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