Morchard Road railway station

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Morchard Road National Rail
Morchard Road
Location
Place Down St Mary
Local authority Mid Devon
Coordinates 50°49′55″N 3°46′34″W / 50.832°N 3.776°W / 50.832; -3.776Coordinates: 50°49′55″N 3°46′34″W / 50.832°N 3.776°W / 50.832; -3.776
Grid reference SS750051
Operations
Station code MRD
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   4,676
2004/05 Decrease 3,442
2005/06 Decrease 2,712
2006/07 Decrease 2,341
2007/08 Increase 2,904
2008/09 Increase 4,170
2009/10 Increase 6,482
2010/11 Increase 8,834
2011/12 Increase 11,456
2012/13 Increase 11,494
2013/14 Decrease 11,416
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 Morchard Road from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Morchard Road railway station is located in the village of Down St Mary in Devon, England. It is named after the village of Morchard Bishop which lies a few miles to the north-east. It is a quiet station on the Tarka Line and is operated by First Great Western.

History[edit]

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

Services[edit]

All trains on the hourly Barnstaple to Exmouth service are scheduled to stop at Morchard Road 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
Copplestone   First Great Western
Tarka Line
  Lapford

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 Devonshire Dumpling pub at Morchard Road is included in the Tarka Line rail ale trail.

References[edit]

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