Radstock Station Site Options
Client: Bath & N E Somerset Council, Nov 1997 - Mar 1998
The proposed regeneration of Radstock town centre, combined with changes in national transport policy, prompted local groups in the Somerset town to re-examine the potential of a rail link to the national network. Although the town had had both passenger and freight services, these had all ceased by the mid 1980s, but the trackbed to Frome is intact. Within the town centre, however, different potential station options left varying amounts of space for redevelopment, the types of which were also still under discussion.
The Railway Consultancy Ltd were therefore commissioned to analyse four key options for a station sited in Radstock. The options included varying amounts of capacity for both freight and heritage rail services. Engineering drawings of the four layouts were produced, together with a report setting out the benefits and disbenefits of the options. An indicative estimate was also made of the impact of the different station sites upon potential use of mainline rail services, for which particular operating suggestions were made.
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