SideTracked - Cam & Dursley
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A simple off-set cache, which should take no more than ten minutes or so to complete.
Please take care on the final approach to the cache location, as there is no footpath.
Cam and Dursley railway station is a railway station serving the towns of Cam and Dursley. It is located on the main Bristol-Birmingham line, between Yate and Gloucester, at a site close to where Coaley Junction railway station was situated from 1856 to 1965.
Following a campaign for the reopening of Coaley Junction, the new station called Cam and Dursley opened on 14 May 1994, about 420 yards (380 m) north of the original site, although full opening did not occur until 30 May 1994.
The station is unstaffed, and consists of two platforms, linked by a footbridge, a car park covered by CCTV and bus stop with shelter. Passenger facilities consists of shelters with seats on both platforms and a ticket machine, with passenger help points installed in late 2010.
Passenger services are provided by First Great Western on a largely hourly basis on the Bristol to Gloucester services. Bus Services run regularly to the station, providing links Dursley, Cam and the station, and runs to a timetable that links in with trains to both Gloucester and Bristol.
The car park was extended in late 2014 to provide another 20 or so parking spaces.
There is a rail user group for the station, Coaley Junction Action Committee (CoJAC), which, following the opening of the new station, continues as a group to press for improvements in the service, etc.
To find the cache: -
Go to Waypoint 1. At the edge of the track there is signal, on which there are two letters and three numbers. Ignore the letters. Let the numbers be ABC.
Go to Waypoint 2. On the top of the shelter is a telephone number. Let this be DEFG HIJKLM.
The cache is located at: -
North CA NQ.FPG West FDP 2J.CD(L-J)
(No hints available.)