Copplestone railway station
Copplestone in 1969
|Local authority||Mid 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|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Copplestone from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
|UK Railways portal|
The station has just one platform, which is on the left of trains travelling from Exeter towards Barnstaple.
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.
"The Cross" pub at Copplestone is included in the Tarka Line rail ale trail.
Although passenger numbers on the Tarka Line have generally been increasing, those at the smaller stations have been in decline. Copplestone is an exception to this and has seen numbers increase by more than 4,000 from the year ending March 2005 to that ending March 2008 .
The statistics cover twelve month periods that start in April.
All trains on the Barnstaple to Exmouth service are scheduled to stop at Copplestone on request (hourly each way on weekdays, two-hourly on Sundays) – 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|
|Yeoford||Great Western Railway
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