Newton St Cyres railway station
|Newton St Cyres|
Looking north towards Crediton
|Place||Newton St Cyres|
|Local authority||Mid Devon|
|Managed by||Great Western Railway|
|Number of platforms||1|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
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|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Original company||Exeter and Crediton 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 Newton St Cyres from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
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The station was opened by the Exeter and Crediton Railway on 12 May 1851.
On Mondays to Saturdays, five trains southbound and three northbound stop in each direction on the Barnstaple to Exmouth service 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. There are four trains in each direction on Sundays and one train per day in each direction between Okehampton and St James' Park on summer Sundays only. Passengers are usually only allowed to alight or board the train under escort by the conductor via the crewman's door due to the significant height difference between the train's deck and the station platform.
Trains connect with main line services at Exeter St Davids.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|Exeter St Davids||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.
The Beer Engine opposite the station was one of the pubs that pioneered the link between railways and country inns. In the 1980s it was offering discounted drinks to train passengers; it is now included in the Tarka Line rail ale trail that allows participants to claim merchandise after visiting a selection of pubs along the line.
- Campaign for Real Ale (1987). Devon Real Ale. CAMRA Devon.
- Nicholas, John (1992). The North Devon Line. Sparkford: Oxford Publishing Company. ISBN 0-86093-461-6.