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A station and overbridge on the South Wales main line just after the junction of the line from Gloucester and the line from under the River Severn from Bristol. Station is quiet with a small car-park. The road over the bridge leads to a few farms and not much else.
There are open flat areas around the line and station without trees to obstruct the views. Some of this used to be the location of Severn Tunnel Junction Freight Yard but all the track now lifted.
Railway type and traffic
On the South Wales main-line so passenger service are in the hands of Voyagers, HSTs and 158s. There are also class 67s top and tailing Cardiff to Taunton services.
Freight consists of oil tanks, steel ingots, steel rolls and various other freightliner and DB Schenker workings. Usually powered by 60s, 66s with other motive power occasionally.
Something usually passes every 5 to 10 minutes during the day.
A very quiet location, little used road bridge, open countryside on the Severn side of the line and a few football fields about 100 yards away on the Rogiet side of the line. Flat area without tall trees. Views of the new Severn Road Bridge. The station itself is very open with one small bus-stop style shelter on each platform.
The trees in the area below the bridge have grown thereby restricting the views west somewhat. The station itself has had upgrades and now has larger modern glass shelters. Also the station now has 28 security cameras! The junction itself has been remodelled slightly so that the lines split west of the station instead of east of the station as previously. An extra platform has been brought back into use for the South Wales - Bristol traffic.
The B4245 from St Pierre golf club near Chepstow takes you through Caldicot then Rogiet. Signs direct you off to the left to the Severn Tunnel Junction Station.Click here to set up your location for directions to this location Seven Tunnel Junction Station map co-ordinates
There is a pay and display station car park. It does have one security camera. You are looking over the station and car park from the road overbridge.
The station also now has improved connections with Bristol, Gloucester and Newport. Trains running from Gloucester to Newport (Gwent) stop, but the service is infrequent.
There is also, probably, a bus service but it will be infrequent.Click here to set up your location for directions to this location
The station has a toilet facilities and a booking office run by volunteers. But these have limited opening times. There is also a filling station, on the main road in Rogiet, about one mile away, with basic facilities.
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The trees in the area below the bridge have grown thereby restricting the views west somewhat. The station itself has had upgrades and now has larger modern glass shelters. Also the station now has 28 security cameras!
The junction itself has been remodelled slightly so that the lines split west of the station instead of east of the station as previously. An extra platform has been brought back into use for the South Wales - Bristol traffic.
Given the lines east to west direction west bound will be backlit in the morning and eastbound in the afternoon. There is plenty of notice of approaching trains in either direction due to the open nature of the land around the station.
Links to photographs at this location
The Bristol Rail Archives - Severn Tunnel Junction
General views - All photographs © Colin Prosser unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking west - Photo by Mark Bearton
From the station foot bridge
Fig 2 - Looking east - Photo by Mark Bearton
Fig 3 - Looking east - Photo by Mark Bearton
From the Station foot bridge
Fig 4 - Looking west - Photo by Mark Bearton
Fig 5 - Looking west - Photo by Mark Bearton
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