Polsloe Bridge railway station

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Polsloe Bridge National Rail
Polsloe Bridge
Location
Place Polsloe Bridge
Local authority Exeter
Coordinates 50°43′52″N 3°30′06″W / 50.73119°N 3.50169°W / 50.73119; -3.50169Coordinates: 50°43′52″N 3°30′06″W / 50.73119°N 3.50169°W / 50.73119; -3.50169
Grid reference SX941934
Operations
Station code POL
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  45,879
2004/05 Decrease 43,788
2005/06 Decrease 43,773
2006/07 Increase 51,264
2007/08 Increase 54,094
2008/09 Increase 63,252
2009/10 Increase 70,036
2010/11 Increase 83,958
2011/12 Increase 99,282
2012/13 Increase 104,168
2013/14 Increase 106,604
History
Original company London and South Western Railway
Post-grouping Southern Railway
Opened 1907
National RailUK railway stations
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Polsloe Bridge from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
Portal icon UK Railways portal

Polsloe Bridge railway station is a suburban railway station in Exeter, Devon, England.

History[edit]

The station was opened in 1907 to serve the eastern suburbs of Exeter.[1] It was situated just a short distance along the branch and was convenient for Exmouth Junction engine shed which was on the opposite side of the main line.

The platforms were rebuilt in 1927 using concrete components cast at the concrete workshop that had been established at Exmouth Junction. On 4 February 1973 the branch was singled and the down platform taken out of use.

Private goods sidings were provided on the west side of the line on both sides of the station. Between the platform and the junction was a siding to a brickworks, while a little to the south was Newcourt, a military depot.

Description[edit]

It has one platform currently in use – on the right of trains arriving from Exeter – situated on an embankment above Pinhoe Road. The only access to the station is via a number of steps. The former second platform and its stairwell to street level remains opposite the platform in use, albeit very overgrown and derelict.

The station serves the Polsloe, Mount Pleasant, Hamlin and Whipton areas of the city.

This station has no ticket machine.

Services[edit]

About half the trains on the Avocet Line from Exmouth to Exeter St Davids call at Polsloe Bridge. Beyond St Davids they generally continue to either Paignton or Barnstaple. Connections are available at Exeter Central for Pinhoe and stations to Waterloo; passengers for other main line stations change at Exeter St Davids.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Digby and Sowton   First Great Western
Avocet Line
  St James Park

References[edit]

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