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Written by Tim Squires - 18 Jul 2013
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Location notes
A 2 platform station located between Taunton and Bristol on the Great Western Main Line.
Railway type and traffic
Highbridge & Burnham station is served solely by First Great Western, mainly by services on the Taunton to Cardiff route, infrequent HST's to and from London in the morning and late evening too.
You can expect to see the following:
FGW Class 150/153/158 and HST's, XC Voyagers and HST's.
Freight is sparse, but there is a DB Schenker fuel oil train on Tuesday afternoons, a roughly weekly Colas Rail log train and flask traffic to and from Bridgwater, engineers workings are fairly common too.
Link to Real Time Trains
RTT Link Highbridge and Burnham Station
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Environment
An unstaffed two platform station with ubiquitous open shelters the only weather protection, the station seems safe enough, although as with any unstaffed station it is best to use caution at night.
Road directions
Located just off the A38, and is well signposted from Highbridge town centre.

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Highbridge and Burnham Station map co-ordinates
Parking
Parking is available on the station approach road, but there aren't always many free spaces, it does seem secure though.
Public transport
Regular buses from the Taunton and Weston-super-Mare areas, and roughly hourly local train services on the Taunton - Bristol - Cardiff route.

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Amenities
Plenty of takeaways and newsagents on Market Street which is a few minutes walk from the station.
Accommodation
Accommodation is readily available in Burnham-on-Sea, which is a few miles away.
Sun Compass
Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
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Highbridge and Burnham Station

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Streetmap links
Highbridge and Burnham Station general view map
Highbridge and Burnham Station close up map

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Highbridge and Burnham Station



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Photographic notes
The best shot is looking north in the afternoon from the up platform, where a shot free of any station furniture or platform is available, although you will need a focal length of at least around 25mm to push past the B3139 road bridge (shots are also available from this bridge in the up direction).
High trees can sometimes cause shadow issues for shots of trains at the platforms.
Noise levels are usually low, although as of May 2013 a building project is taking place next to the station, so this may impede videographers for a few months.


General views - All photographs © Tim Squires unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking north


Fig 1 - Looking north


Fig 2 - Looking south


Fig 2 - Looking south


Fig 3 - Looking north


Fig 3 - Looking north


Fig 4 - Looking south


Fig 4 - Looking south


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