Polsloe Bridge railway station
|Managed by||Great Western Railway|
|Number of platforms||1|
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|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Original company||London and South Western Railway|
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|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Polsloe Bridge from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
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The station was opened in 1907 to serve the eastern suburbs of Exeter. It was situated just a short distance along the branch and was convenient for Exmouth Junction engine shed which was on the opposite side of the main line.
The platforms were rebuilt in 1927 using concrete components cast at the concrete workshop that had been established at Exmouth Junction. On 4 February 1973 the branch was singled and the down platform taken out of use.
Private goods sidings were provided on the west side of the line on both sides of the station. Between the platform and the junction was a siding to a brickworks, while a little to the south was Newcourt, a military depot.
It has one platform currently in use – on the right of trains arriving from Exeter – situated on an embankment above Pinhoe Road. The only access to the station is via a number of steps. The former second platform and its stairwell to street level remains opposite the platform in use, albeit very overgrown and derelict.
The station serves the Polsloe, Mount Pleasant, Hamlin and Whipton areas of the city.
This station has no ticket machine.
About half the trains on the Avocet Line from Exmouth to Exeter St Davids call at Polsloe Bridge. Beyond St Davids they generally continue to either Paignton or Barnstaple. Connections are available at Exeter Central for Pinhoe and stations to Waterloo; passengers for other main line stations change at Exeter St Davids.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|Digby and Sowton||Great Western Railway
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