Toller railway station

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Toller
Toller 1.JPG
The former Toller station building now rebuilt at Totnes
Location
Place Toller Porcorum
Area West Dorset
Operations
Original company Bridport Railway
Post-grouping Great Western Railway
Platforms 1
History
31 March 1862 Station opens
5 May 1975 Station closes
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Toller was a railway station on the Bridport Railway in the west of the English county of Dorset. The station served the village of Toller Porcorum. Opened on 31 March 1862, five years after the branch, it consisted of a single platform and modest wooden building.

History[edit]

Opened by the Bridport Railway, but operated from the outset by the Great Western Railway, it was placed in the Western Region when the railways were nationalised in 1948.

The branch was threatened with closure in the Beeching report, but narrow roads in the area, unsuitable for buses, kept it open until 5 May 1975. In its final years, trains were normally formed of a single carriage Class 122 diesel railcar.

The site today[edit]

The platform can still be seen from the overbridge although the building was moved to Littlehempston on the South Devon Railway, a heritage line[1].


Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Maiden Newton
Heart of Wessex Line
  Great Western Railway
Bridport Railway
  Powerstock
Line and station closed

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Coordinates: 50°46′45″N 2°37′20″W / 50.7792°N 2.6223°W / 50.7792; -2.6223