East Budleigh railway station

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East Budleigh
East Budleigh former station, geograph-3440704-by-Ben-Brooksbank.jpg
Site of the station in 1996
Location
Place East Budleigh
Area East Devon
Coordinates 50°39′32″N 3°18′24″W / 50.6589°N 3.3066°W / 50.6589; -3.3066Coordinates: 50°39′32″N 3°18′24″W / 50.6589°N 3.3066°W / 50.6589; -3.3066
Operations
Original company London and South Western Railway
Post-grouping Southern Railway
Platforms 1
History
1897 Opened
1967 Closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal

East Budleigh railway station is a closed railway station that served the villages of East Budleigh and Otterton in Devon, England. It was opened in 1897 on the Budleigh Salterton Railway, but was closed to passengers in 1967 due to the Beeching Axe.

History[edit]

Local railway lines

The station was originally opened as Budleigh on the Budleigh Salterton Railway (BSR), which branched from the Sidmouth Railway at Tipton St Johns. The station was renamed East Budleigh in 1898. The London and South Western Railway, which worked the BSR, did not name the station after the nearby village of Otterton to avoid confusion with its Otterham station on the North Cornwall line.[citation needed]

Passenger and freight services were withdrawn in 1967.[1]

Present state[edit]

The station building and platform survive as private accommodation, with a few alterations.

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Newton Poppleford
Line and station closed
  British Rail
Southern Region

Budleigh Salterton Railway
  Budleigh Salterton
Line and station closed
Sidmouth & Budleigh
Salterton Railways
West of England Main Line
Feniton
Sidmouth Junction
West of England Main Line
Ottery St Mary
Tipton St Johns
Sidmouth
Newton Poppleford
Colaton Raleigh siding
East Budleigh
Budleigh Salterton
Littleham
Avocet Line
Exmouth

References[edit]

  1. ^ East Budleigh at www.disused-stations.org