Bovey railway station

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Bovey
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Bovey station in 1964
Location
Place Bovey Tracey
Area Teignbridge
Operations
Post-grouping Great Western Railway
Platforms 2
History
4 July 1866 Opened[1]
2 March 1959 Closed to passengers[1]
1970 Line closed to goods traffic
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
A B C D–F G H–J K–L M–O P–R S T–V W–Z
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Moretonhampstead and South Devon Railway
Moretonhampstead
A382 road
Lustleigh
Hawkmoor Halt later renamed Pullabrook
Bovey
Brimley Halt
Teign Valley Line
Heathfield (Devon)
A38 road
Teigngrace Halt
Exeter Road
GWML to London
Newton Abbot
GWML to Penzance
The 'end of the line' at Bovey Tracey. Taken during the visit of the last special passenger train on 5 July 1970.

Bovey railway station sometimes known as Bovey for Ilsington[1] was on the Moretonhampstead and South Devon Railway at Bovey Tracey, Devon, England.

The station was built on the west side of the town, opening on 4 July 1866. Two platforms were provided, with the main building and goods shed being on the town side of the line.

The station closed to passengers on 28 February 1959, with goods trains continuing until 6 July 1970.

Some of the line is now a road by-pass carrying the A382 road, but a short distance to the north the road diverges and the line is now a woodland walk through the Parke estate, owned by The National Trust. The station building still stands adjacent to the by-pass and is used as the Bovey Tracey Heritage Trust Centre. The goods shed is used as a store by the Dartmoor National Park Authority.

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Brimley Halt   Newton Abbot to Moretonhampstead
Great Western Railway
  Pullabrook Halt

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ a b c Butt, Page 40
Sources
  • Beck, Keith; Copsey, John (1990). The Great Western in South Devon. Didcot: Wild Swan Publications. ISBN 0-906867-90-8. 
  • Butt, R (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-8526-0508-1. 
  • Jenkins, S C; Pomroy, L J (1989). The Moretonhampstead and South Devon Railway. Oxford: Oakwood Press. ISBN 0-85361-389-3. 

Coordinates: 50°35′32″N 3°40′52″W / 50.59228°N 3.68114°W / 50.59228; -3.68114