Lympstone Village railway station

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Lympstone
Location
Place Lympstone
Local authority East Devon
Coordinates 50°38′56″N 3°25′54″W / 50.64884°N 3.43166°W / 50.64884; -3.43166Coordinates: 50°38′56″N 3°25′54″W / 50.64884°N 3.43166°W / 50.64884; -3.43166
Grid reference SX989841
Operations
Station code LYM
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  64,361
2004/05 Decrease 63,325
2005/06 Increase 66,739
2006/07 Increase 70,890
2007/08 Decrease 67,583
2008/09 Increase 80,338
2009/10 Decrease 77,700
2010/11 Increase 84,206
2011/12 Increase 87,512
2012/13 Increase 95,084
2013/14 Decrease 93,978
History
Original company London and South Western Railway
Post-grouping Southern Railway
Opened 1861
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Lympstone from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Lympstone Village railway station serves the village of Lympstone in Devon, England.

History[edit]

Lympstone station was opened with the railway on 1 May 1861. It was renamed Lympstone Village in the 1990s to avoid confusion with the new Lympstone Commando railway station that had opened on 3 May 1976.[1]

Following the privatisation of British Rail it was operated by Wales and West, latterly Wessex Trains, until 31 March 2006 when the franchise was taken over by First Great Western.

Description[edit]

It is situated on an embankment, with a single platform; a disused second platform is now heavily overgrown. To the south the line crosses the village on a low viaduct. The station is unstaffed and has very limited facilities.

Services[edit]

Lympstone Village is served by trains on the Avocet Line from Exmouth to Exeter St Davids. Beyond St Davids they generally continue to either Paignton or Barnstaple. Connections are available at Exeter Central for Pinhoe and stations to London Waterloo station; passengers for other main line stations change at Exeter St Davids.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Exmouth   First Great Western
Avocet Line
  Lympstone Commando

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mitchell, Vic; Smith, Keith (1992). Branch Lines to Exmouth. Midhurst: Middleton Press. ISBN 1-873793-00-6.