Staverton railway station

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This article is about the station in Devon. For the similarly named station in Wiltshire, see Staverton Halt railway station.
Staverton
Staverton railway station 1.JPG
Location
Place Staverton
Area South Hams
Coordinates 50°27′40″N 3°42′08″W / 50.46120°N 3.70232°W / 50.46120; -3.70232Coordinates: 50°27′40″N 3°42′08″W / 50.46120°N 3.70232°W / 50.46120; -3.70232
Grid reference SX783637
Operations
Original company Buckfastleigh, Totnes and South Devon Railway
Pre-grouping Great Western Railway
Post-grouping Great Western Railway
Operated by South Devon Railway
Platforms 1
History
1872 Opened
1958 Closed to passengers
1969 Preserved
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Staverton station in 1969.

Staverton railway station is situated on the South Devon Railway, a heritage railway in Devon, England. It serves the village of Staverton.

The station was opened by the Buckfastleigh, Totnes and South Devon Railway on 1 May 1872. The railway was amalgamated into the Great Western Railway in 1897 and this in turn was nationalised into British Railways on 1 January 1948.

The station closed to passengers in November 1958 although goods traffic on the line continued until 7 September 1962.

It was re-opened by the Dart Valley Railway, a heritage railway, on 5 April 1969. The South Devon Railway Trust took over the running of the line on 1 January 1991.

Services[edit]

The station is served by trains on all operating days of the South Devon Railway. Trains operate daily from late March to the end of October. On most days a single train set operates, providing four journeys a day in each direction. On busy days two train sets may operate, providing more journeys.[1]

Film and television[edit]

In 1982 the station was used as a location in Five Go Mad in Dorset, the first in the "The Comic Strip" comedy series.[2]

Preceding station Heritage Railways  Heritage railways Following station
Totnes (Littlehempston)   South Devon Railway   Buckfastleigh

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Timetables". South Devon Railway Trust. Retrieved 18 January 2011. 
  2. ^ "South West England". The Comedy Map of Britain. 2010-12-09. BBC. GOLD (TV channel).