Chapelton railway station

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Chapelton National Rail
Chapeltonshelter.jpg
Looking south towards Exeter
Location
Place Tawstock
Local authority North Devon
Coordinates 51°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 reference SS580260
Operations
Station code CPN
Managed by Great Western Railway
Number of platforms 1
DfT category F2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Steady 190
2012/13 Increase 258
2013/14 Decrease 232
2014/15 Decrease 192
2015/16 Decrease 100
History
Original company North Devon Railway
Pre-grouping London and South Western Railway
Post-grouping Southern Railway
1 August 1854 opened
August 1860 closed
1875 opened
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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 village 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 in 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 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.