Lympstone Village railway station

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Lympstone Village
National Rail
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LocationLympstone, East Devon
England
Coordinates50°38′56″N 3°25′54″W / 50.64884°N 3.43166°W / 50.64884; -3.43166Coordinates: 50°38′56″N 3°25′54″W / 50.64884°N 3.43166°W / 50.64884; -3.43166
Grid referenceSX989841
Managed byGreat Western Railway
Platforms1
Other information
Station codeLYM
ClassificationDfT category F2
History
Original companyLondon and South Western Railway
Post-groupingSouthern Railway
Key dates
Opened1861
Passengers
2014/15Increase 99,052
2015/16Increase 0.106 million
2016/17Increase 0.116 million
2017/18Decrease 0.108 million
2018/19Decrease 0.101 million
Notes
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road

Lympstone Village railway station serves the village of Lympstone in Devon, England.

History[edit]

Lympstone station was opened with the railway on 1 May 1861. It was renamed Lympstone Village in the 1990s to avoid confusion with the new Lympstone Commando railway station that had opened on 3 May 1976.[1]

Following the privatisation of British Rail it was operated by Wales & West, latterly Wessex Trains, until 31 March 2006 when the franchise was taken over by First Great Western.

Description[edit]

It is situated on an embankment, with a single platform; a disused second platform is now heavily overgrown. To the south the line crosses the village on a low viaduct. The station is unstaffed and tickets cannot be purchased at the station. There are stands for bicycle parking and a 20-space car park.[2]

Services[edit]

Lympstone Village is served by trains on the Avocet Line from Exmouth to Exeter St Davids and Paignton. Connections are available at Exeter Central for Barnstaple also Pinhoe and stations to London Waterloo station; passengers for other main line stations change at Exeter St Davids.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Lympstone Commando   Great Western Railway
Avocet Line
  Exmouth

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mitchell, Vic; Smith, Keith (1992). Branch Lines to Exmouth. Midhurst: Middleton Press. ISBN 1-873793-00-6.
  2. ^ "National Rail Enquiries". Retrieved 5 October 2015.