Copplestone railway station

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Copplestone National Rail
Copplestone
Copplestone in 1969
Location
Place Copplestone
Local authority Mid Devon
Coordinates 50°48′50″N 3°45′07″W / 50.814°N 3.752°W / 50.814; -3.752Coordinates: 50°48′50″N 3°45′07″W / 50.814°N 3.752°W / 50.814; -3.752
Grid reference SS767031
Operations
Station code COP
Managed by First Great Western
Number of platforms 1
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2002/03   1,231
2004/05 Decrease 356
2005/06 Increase 1,090
2006/07 Increase 2,283
2007/08 Increase 4,563
2008/09 Increase 7,422
2009/10 Increase 8,164
2010/11 Increase 10,024
2011/12 Increase 12,682
2012/13 Decrease 10,990
2013/14 Increase 14,058
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 Copplestone from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Copplestone railway station is on the Tarka Line serving the village of Copplestone in Devon, England. It is operated by First Great Western.

History[edit]

The station was opened by the North Devon Railway on 1 August 1854.[1]

Description[edit]

The station has just one platform, which is on the left of trains travelling from Exeter towards 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.

"The Cross" pub at Copplestone is included in the Tarka Line rail ale trail.

Passenger volume[edit]

Although passenger numbers on the Tarka Line have generally been increasing, those at the smaller stations have been in decline. Copplestone is an exception to this and has seen numbers increase by more than 4,000 from the year ending March 2005 to that ending March 2008 .[2]

  2002-03 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08
Entries 576 137 511 1,109 2,198
Exits 652 219 579 1,174 2,365
Total 1,231 356 1,090 2,283 4,563

The statistics cover twelve month periods that start in April.

Services[edit]

All trains on the Barnstaple to Exmouth service are scheduled to stop at Copplestone on request (hourly each way on weekdays, two-hourly on Sundays) – 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
Yeoford   First Great Western
Tarka Line
  Morchard Road

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nicholas, John (1992). The North Devon Line. Sparkford: Oxford Publishing Company. ISBN 0-86093-461-6. 
  2. ^ "Station Usage". Rail Statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. Retrieved 2009-03-13.