Chapelton railway station

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Chapelton National Rail
Chapeltonshelter.jpg
Looking south towards Exeter
Location
PlaceTawstock
Local authorityNorth Devon
Coordinates51°00′58″N 4°01′26″W / 51.016°N 4.024°W / 51.016; -4.024Coordinates: 51°00′58″N 4°01′26″W / 51.016°N 4.024°W / 51.016; -4.024
Grid referenceSS580260
Operations
Station codeCPN
Managed byGreat Western Railway
Number of platforms1
DfT categoryF2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2012/13Increase 258
2013/14Decrease 232
2014/15Decrease 192
2015/16Decrease 100
2016/17Increase 566
History
Original companyNorth Devon Railway
Pre-groupingLondon and South Western Railway
Post-groupingSouthern Railway
1 August 1854opened
August 1860closed
1875opened
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* 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.
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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.

History[edit]

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[1] and the present station was finally opened on 1 March 1875.[2]

Services[edit]

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 National Rail Following station
Umberleigh   Great Western Railway
Tarka Line
  Barnstaple

Community railway[edit]

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Southern Region Record by R.H.Clark
  2. ^ Nicholas, John (1992). The North Devon Line. Sparkford: Oxford Publishing Company. ISBN 0-86093-461-6.