Bovey railway station
Bovey station in 2017
|Post-grouping||Great Western Railway|
|4 July 1866||Opened|
|2 March 1959||Closed to passengers|
|1970||Line closed to goods traffic|
|Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom|
|Closed railway stations in Britain|
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|Moretonhampstead and South Devon Railway|
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
- Butt, Page 40
- 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.
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