Welcome to Crowcombe Heathfield Station on the West Somerset Railway.

This quintessential Great Western Railway country station is operated and maintained by volunteers and is open every day public trains run for light refreshments  and purchase of tickets to any of the other nine stations on this 20 mile long Heritage Railway.

Opened in 1862, we celebrated its 150th birthday in 2012. It became an unmanned halt in the latter days of British Railways, closing to rail traffic, with the rest of the branch line in 1971. See our history page for more details.

The station you see today is a far cry from its nadir in the early 1970’s. Our gallery of pictures during early preservation, hopefully gives a flavour of the challenges that had to be faced at that time.  

We are open every day that public trains run, and the kettle is always on for tea and coffee. At the very least cakes and biscuits are also on offer, all for a donation to keep the station in good order. In times of Galas and special events we normally have pasties, soups, and bacon wraps for sale to eat either in our convivial Waiting Room or on the platforms.

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At present we have some 170 friends of the station. For just £5 per annum you will receive our quarterly newsletter “Upstarter”about the station and all that is going on. To save on costs the preference is to email it to you.  If no email address is supplied the “Upstarter” will be sent by ordinary post.