Chudleigh railway station

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Chudleigh
Location
Place Chudleigh
Area Teignbridge
Grid reference SX858784
Operations
Original company Great Western Railway
Pre-grouping Great Western Railway
Post-grouping Great Western Railway
Platforms 1
History
9 October 1882 Opened[1]
9 June 1958 Closed to passengers[1]
4 December 1967 Closed to goods traffic.
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
A B C D–F G H–J K–L M–O P–R S T–V W–Z
170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal
Teign Valley Line
GWML to London
Exeter St Thomas
GWML to Penzance
Alphington Halt
Ide Halt
Perridge tunnel
Longdown
Culver tunnel
Dunsford Halt
Christow
Ashton
Trusham
Chudleigh
Chudleigh Knighton Halt
to Moretonhampstead
Heathfield (Devon)
to Newton Abbot

Chudleigh Railway Station was a railway station in Chudleigh, a small town in Devon, England located between the towns of Newton Abbot and Exeter.

The station opened on 9 October 1882 and was met with high expectations. It had one platform, which served the Teign Valley Line. There was a wooden building situated on the Chudleigh side of the line: the River Teign was on the other side. There was a goods siding next to the station.

The station was busy at peak hours, with commuters using it to travel to Exeter. Chudleigh town centre was over a mile away up the hill.

The station closed to passengers on 9 June 1958 when passenger trains were withdrawn from the Teign Valley Line, and goods facilities were withdrawn on 4 December 1967, although for the last two years only coal traffic was handled here.[2] The station was later demolished and the A38 road took its place a few years later.

The only trace of the station is when leaving Chudleigh towards Newton Abbot, the dual carriageway junction is called "Chudleigh Station". The bridge remains in place just after the river bridge.

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Chudleigh Knighton Halt   Heathfield to Exeter St Davids
Great Western Railway
  Trusham

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ a b Butt 1995, p. 61
  2. ^ Oakley, Mike (2007). Devon Railway Stations. Wimbourne: The Dovecote Press. ISBN 978-1-904349-55-6. 
Sources
  • Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford, Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Chudleigh now and then (1996)
  • The Teign Valley Line (1984)

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 50°35′42″N 3°36′55″W / 50.59500°N 3.61528°W / 50.59500; -3.61528