Portsmouth Arms railway station
|Local authority||North Devon|
|Managed by||First Great Western|
|Number of platforms||1|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
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|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Original company||North Devon Railway|
|Pre-grouping||London and South Western Railway|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Portsmouth Arms from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
|UK Railways portal|
Portsmouth Arms railway station is a small wayside station on the Tarka Line 28 miles (45 km) north of Exeter St. David's station and served by trains running between Exeter and Barnstaple. It serves a number of rural villages, and was named after a pub - the "Portsmouth Arms" - adjacent to the station, itself named for the Earl of Portsmouth.
Three trains in each direction on the Barnstaple to Exmouth service are scheduled to stop at Portsmouth Arms 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||Following station|
|Kings Nympton||First Great Western
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 "Portsmouth Arms" pub is included in the Tarka Line rail ale trail.