Okehampton Parkway railway station

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Okehampton Parkway is a proposed railway station in Okehampton. The station would be part of the Devon Metro and has been described as a priority station.[1] The station is to be sited at the A30 junction at Stockley Hamlet and would be sited at the Business Park at Okehampton as well as serving a further 9,000 homes close to the site.[2]

Following the Government's announcement of the reopening of rail lines closed in the 1960s and 1970s the line through the site has been proposed for restoring the line to regular services. Devon County Council has purchased a site for a parkway station.[3]

In January 2018, it was revealed that Devon County Council were looking at options for a new parkway station and running regular services from it.[4]

In April 2018, two preferred options for a new station which included an option for a double-sided platform which included a through platform and a bay platform. Another is for a platform single-sided platform on the south side of the railway with staggered faces. Exeter-bound trains would use the north through platform and the Dartmoor Railway would use the bay platform. [5]

Preceding station Future services Following station
Sampford Courtenay   Great Western Railway
Dartmoor Line
  Okehampton
Heritage Railways  Proposed Heritage railways
Sampford Courtenay   Dartmoor Railway   Okehampton

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Devon Metro - fulfilling the potential of rail" (PDF). Devon County Council. Retrieved 2017-06-25.
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