King's Nympton railway station
|Local authority||North Devon|
|Managed by||Great Western Railway|
|Number of platforms||1|
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|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 King's Nympton from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
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King's Nympton railway station is a small station on the Tarka Line 25.25 miles (41 km) north west of Exeter St David's station on the way to Barnstaple. It serves a number of rural villages, including King's Nympton, but is located in the civil parish of Chulmleigh.
The station was opened as South Molton Road by the North Devon Railway on 1 August 1854. Three years after nationalisation, British Railways renamed it "King's Nympton" in 1951 to avoid confusion with South Molton railway station, which was much nearer South Molton on the ex-Great Western Railway route from Taunton to Barnstaple route, which is now closed.
Until summer 1970 there was a 16 lever LSWR signalbox, similar in design to Crediton SB, on the down platform (platform now not in use). There were three sidings, two accessed from the down loop, and one from the up loop, and a one wagon bay off one of the sidings on the up side. On closure of the SB one siding, accessed via a groundframe, was retained for a number of years, handling fertiliser traffic.
Six trains in each direction, seven on Fridays northbound and four on Sundays on the Barnstaple to Exmouth service are scheduled to stop at King's Nympton 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|
|Eggesford||Great Western Railway
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.
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