Morchard Road railway station

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Morchard Road National Rail
Morchard Road railway station looking northwest in 2008.jpg
Location
PlaceDown St Mary
Local authorityMid Devon
Coordinates50°49′55″N 3°46′34″W / 50.832°N 3.776°W / 50.832; -3.776Coordinates: 50°49′55″N 3°46′34″W / 50.832°N 3.776°W / 50.832; -3.776
Grid referenceSS750051
Operations
Station codeMRD
Managed byGreat Western Railway
Number of platforms1
DfT categoryF1
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2014/15Increase 11,822
2015/16Increase 12,222
2016/17Increase 13,210
2017/18Decrease 12,134
2018/19Increase 12,378
History
Original companyNorth Devon Railway
Pre-groupingLondon and South Western Railway
Post-groupingSouthern Railway
Opened1854
National RailUK railway stations
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Morchard Road from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

Morchard Road railway station is located in the village of Down St Mary in Devon, England. It is named after the village of Morchard Bishop which lies a few miles to the north-east. It is a quiet station on the Tarka Line and is operated by Great Western Railway.

History[edit]

The station was opened by the North Devon Railway on 1 August 1854.[1]

Services[edit]

All trains (approximately one per hour) stop in each direction during the week. Sundays have five trains to Barnstaple and four to Exmouth. All services are scheduled to stop at Morchard Road but only 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.[2]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Copplestone   Great Western Railway
Tarka Line
  Lapford

Community railway[edit]

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 Devonshire Dumpling pub at Morchard Road is included in the Tarka Line rail ale trail.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nicholas, John (1992). The North Devon Line. Sparkford: Oxford Publishing Company. ISBN 0-86093-461-6.
  2. ^ "Exeter to Barnstaple (The Tarka Line) timetable" (PDF). Great Western Railway. Retrieved 15 November 2016.

External links[edit]

  • [1] Video footage of Morchard Road Station