Merryfield Lane Halt

Merryfield Lane Halt and siding.
Merryfield Lane Halt and siding.
Credit: Jim Cobb, 18/06/2001

Merryfield Lane Halt is at the summit of the railway and consists of a single platform along and an adjacent picnic area. All services normally stop here and there is around a 20 minute wait between outward and return trains.

Merryfield Lane Halt was built in 1981 and formed the terminus of the line until the extension to Mendip Vale opened in 1985. The siding is the remains of the run round loop that was used until the extension opened.

Merryfield Lane is on the site of Doulting Siding which served the Doulting Stone Works, the remains of which can still be seen on the other side of the line from the platform. From here, tramways went off in several directions to serve nearby quarries and the stone was dressed at the Works before being transported by rail. The overbridge beyond the halt carried a tramway from Doulting Stone Works to the nearby Brambe Ditch Quarry. This overbridge is now used for farm access and is not publically accessible.

Further pictures of Merryfield Lane Halt can be found in the Photo Gallery.