Chapelton railway station
Looking south towards Exeter
|Local authority||North Devon|
|Managed by||Great Western Railway|
|Number of platforms||1|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections|
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Original company||North Devon Railway|
|Pre-grouping||London and South Western Railway|
|1 August 1854||opened|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Chapelton from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
|UK Railways portal|
Chapelton railway station serves the hamlet of Chapelton, part of the civil parish of Tawstock in the English county of Devon. It is a rural station on the Tarka Line 34.75 miles (56 km) north west of Exeter on the way to Barnstaple. Chapelton is Britain's 9th least used station as of 2016.
The North Devon Railway was opened on 1 August 1854 but no passenger facilities were provided at Chapelton until 1857. This temporary station was closed in 1860 and the present station was finally opened on 1 March 1875.
Two southbound and two northbound trains, four on Sundays on the Barnstaple to Exmouth service are scheduled to stop at Chapelton on request – this means that passengers alighting here must tell the conductor that they wish to do so, and those waiting to join must signal clearly to the driver as the train approaches. Trains connect with main line services at Exeter St Davids.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|Umberleigh||Great Western Railway
The railway between Exeter and Barnstaple is designated as a community railway and is supported by marketing provided by the Devon and Cornwall Rail Partnership. The line is promoted under the "Tarka Line" name.