Budleigh Salterton railway station

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Budleigh Salterton
Location
Place Budleigh Salterton
Area East Devon
Coordinates 50°38′03″N 3°19′36″W / 50.6342°N 3.3268°W / 50.6342; -3.3268Coordinates: 50°38′03″N 3°19′36″W / 50.6342°N 3.3268°W / 50.6342; -3.3268
Operations
Original company London and South Western Railway
Post-grouping Southern Railway
Platforms 2
History
1897 Opened as Salterton
27 April 1898 renamed
6 March 1967 Closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Budleigh Salterton railway station is a closed railway station that served the town of Budleigh Salterton in Devon, England. It was opened by the London and South Western Railway (LSWR) in 1897 but was closed to passengers in 1967 due to the Beeching Axe.

History[edit]

Local railway lines

The station was originally opened as Salterton, a terminus on the Budleigh Salterton Railway. The station was expanded in 1903 when the line was extended to Exmouth, which formed a loop.[1]

Passenger services were withdrawn on 6 March 1967, when the Sidmouth Junction to Exmouth line was closed to all traffic (goods traffic had already been withdrawn in 1964).[1]

Present state[edit]

The track was subsequently lifted by 1969, but the station site remained derelict but intact until the late 1970s. It was then cleared and redeveloped for housing - as such, no trace remains today.[1]

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
East Budleigh
Line and station closed
  British Rail
Southern Region

Budleigh Salterton Railway
  Littleham
Line and station closed

References[edit]


Sidmouth & Budleigh
Salterton Railways
West of England Main Line
Feniton
Sidmouth Junction
West of England Main Line
Ottery St Mary
Tipton St Johns
Sidmouth
Newton Poppleford
Colaton Raleigh siding
East Budleigh
Budleigh Salterton
Littleham
Avocet Line
Exmouth