Cheddar Valley and Yatton Railway





Dates

03/08/1869[Cheddar Valley and Yatton Railway] ([Bristol and Exeter Railway])
Yatton to Cheddar opened
05/04/1870[Cheddar Valley and Yatton Railway] ([Bristol and Exeter Railway])
Cheddar to Wells opened
  /  /1875[Cheddar Valley and Yatton Railway] ([Bristol and Exeter Railway])
Converted to standard gauge
01/01/1878[East Somerset Railway]
[Cheddar Valley and Yatton Railway] ([Bristol and Exeter Railway])
[Great Western Railway]
The Great Western starts to run passenger trains from the Cheddar line through the [Somerset and Dorset Railway]s Wells station to Witham.
29/10/1951[East Somerset Railway]
[Cheddar Valley and Yatton Railway] ([Bristol and Exeter Railway])
Wells Tucker Street re-opens on closure of Priory Road
09/09/1963[East Somerset Railway]
[Cheddar Valley and Yatton Railway] ([Bristol and Exeter Railway])
Yatton to Witham closed to passengers
  /  /1964[Cheddar Valley and Yatton Railway] ([Bristol and Exeter Railway])
Closed

Locations along the line

These locations are along the line.

Looking north through Yatton station from the downside platform in May 2015, showing the barrel roofed canopy that previously served both the main ...
David Pesterfield 09/05/2015
A long barrel roofed full width canopy stands to the south of the main upside building at Yatton station, as seen in this view from the opposite ...
David Pesterfield 09/05/2015
The now roofless footbridge at the north end of Yatton Station seen from the upside approach road on 10 May 2015. Note the half landings incorporated ...
David Pesterfield 10/05/2015
The up side building at Yatton Station, between Bristol Temple Meads and Bridgwater, looking approx. south west on a Sunday afternoon in May. A near ...
David Pesterfield 10/05/2015

Looking south as the Cheddar Valley trackbed footpath and cycleway continue to the right at the point, just south of Congresbury Station, where the ...
David Pesterfield 10/05/2015
Looking west along Dolemoor Lane in Congresbury village across two former level crossings in close proximity. That on the crest nearest the camera was ...
David Pesterfield 10/05/2015
Looking north along what is now cycle route 26 on the trackbed of the former Yatton to Witham Cheddar Valley line in May 2015. Note the almost ...
David Pesterfield 10/05/2015


Bridge over the A371, just south of Winscombe Station, North Somerset, where the Cheddar Valley line crossed the A371. The trackbed is now surfaced as ...
John Thorn 02/03/2002

The former Axbridge station looking west in 1964, after closure of the Cheddar Valley Line from Yatton to Wells. The trackbed has since been replaced ...
John Thorn //1964