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Morebath Junction railway station

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Place  Morebath
Grid reference  SS951246
1928  Halt opened
Area  Mid Devon
Post-grouping  Great Western Railway
Platforms in use  1
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1884  Junction and signal box opened
Similar  Tiverton railway station, Barnstaple Victoria Road rail, Chard Central railway st, Yeovil Town railway st, Barnstaple Town railway st

Morebath Junction Halt was a railway halt near the junction of the Devon and Somerset Railway and Exe Valley Railway in Devon, South West England.

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Junction

The railway junction at Morebath was opened in 1884 to connect the newly built Tiverton and North Devon Railway with the Devon and Somerset Railway that had been completed in 1873. The T&NDR became part of the Exe Valley Railway in 1885. The Great Western Railway operated the D&SR from the outset and took it over in 1901.

Morebath Junction is the only location in Britain to have had a signalwoman in the 19th century. Mrs Towns was appointed in 1890, and in October 1913 the Railway Magazine reported that she was "very proud" of her job after 23 years' service and hoped to continue indefinitely.

Halt

The GWR opened a halt near Morebath Junction in 1928. Trains on both lines called there, giving it a more frequent service than Morebath station on the Devon and Somerset line about 1.5 miles (2.4 km) to the east. Morebath Junction Halt was much nearer Morebath village, but was accessible only by a footpath across fields.

The halt was a single platform and was designated as a halt throughout its working life. Trains on the Exe Valley line continued to terminate at Dulverton, the next station to the west. British Railways withdrew services from the Exe Valley line in 1963 and from the Devon and Somerset line in 1966.

References

Morebath Junction railway station Wikipedia


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