Chapelton railway station

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Not to be confused with Chapelton railway station, Jamaica.
Not to be confused with Chapeltown railway station.
Chapelton National Rail
Chapelton
Looking south towards Exeter
Location
Place Tawstock
Local authority North Devon
Coordinates 51°00′58″N 4°01′26″W / 51.016°N 4.024°W / 51.016; -4.024Coordinates: 51°00′58″N 4°01′26″W / 51.016°N 4.024°W / 51.016; -4.024
Grid reference SS580260
Operations
Station code CPN
Managed by First Great Western
Number of platforms 1
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2002/03   734
2004/05 Decrease 472
2005/06 Decrease 161
2006/07 Decrease 120
2007/08 Increase 208
2008/09 Decrease 176
2009/10 Decrease 162
2010/11 Increase 190
2011/12 Steady 190
2012/13 Increase 258
History
Original company North Devon Railway
Pre-grouping London and South Western Railway
Post-grouping Southern Railway
Opened 1854
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Chapelton from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Chapelton railway station serves the village of Chapelton, part of the civil parish of Tawstock in the English county of Devon. It is a rural station on the Tarka Line 34.75 miles (56 km) north west of Exeter on the way to Barnstaple.

History[edit]

The North Devon Railway was opened on 1 August 1854 but no passenger facilities were provided at Chapelton until 1857. This temporary station was closed ten years later and the present station was finally opened on 1 March 1875.[1]

Services[edit]

Two southbound and three northbound trains on the Barnstaple to Exmouth service are scheduled to stop at Chapelton on request – this means that passengers alighting here must tell the conductor that they wish to do so, and those waiting to join must signal clearly to the driver as the train approaches. Trains connect with main line services at Exeter St Davids.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Umberleigh   First Great Western
Tarka Line
  Barnstaple

Community railway[edit]

The railway between Exeter and Barnstaple is designated as a community railway and is supported by marketing provided by the Devon and Cornwall Rail Partnership. The line is promoted under the "Tarka Line" name.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nicholas, John (1992). The North Devon Line. Sparkford: Oxford Publishing Company. ISBN 0-86093-461-6.