Bovey railway station

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Bovey
2017 at Bovey station - platform side.JPG
Bovey station in 2017
Location
PlaceBovey Tracey
AreaTeignbridge
Operations
Post-groupingGreat Western Railway
Platforms2
History
4 July 1866Opened[1]
2 March 1959Closed to passengers[1]
1970Line 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
Lustleigh
Hawkmoor Halt later renamed Pullabrook
Bovey
Brimley Halt
Heathfield (Devon)
Teigngrace Halt
Exeter Road
Newton Abbot


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