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Aloha Severn Beach #15 - Sidetracked Traditional Geocache

Hidden : 04/20/2012
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Geocache Description:

This cache in the Aloha Severn Beach series takes you to Severn Beach Railway Station.

The railway reached Severn Beach in 1900, but was at first used only for goods traffic to Pilning. A platform was built beside the line at Severn Beach by the Great Western Railway in 1922, and a bay platform added to the west for excursion traffic, with terminating passenger services from Bristol starting on 26 May 1924, subsequently extended to Pilning in a loop back to Bristol via Patchway from 9 July 1928.

By 1924 a brick concourse had been built perpendicular to the bay platform, providing a ticket office, the station master's office, toilets and a ladies' waiting room. The station master and keeper of the level crossing were also provided with houses, while to the east of the platform were sidings, primarily for stabling of excursion trains.

By the 1950s, passenger traffic at Severn Beach was declining, and in November 1964 through services to Pilning ceased, with the line north closed completely in July 1968, although goods traffic at severn Beach had already ended in 1963.

Services at Severn Beach are all terminating services from Bristol Temple Meads, operated by First Great Western using mainly Class 150 Sprinter units. Monday to Friday, three trains per hour run from Temple Meads to Avonmouth, with one extended to St Andrew's Road and Severn Beach, giving a service roughly every two hours, the first arriving around 6am and the last departing Severn Beach about 11pm. On Saturdays more trains continue, with either a replacement bus service or train each hour, with more trains in the evening. Sunday sees only two services.

The cache is a micro cache and you may want to time your arrival carefully to avoid the commuters. Please re-hide the cache exactly as found.

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