Staverton railway station

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This article is about the station in Devon. For the similarly named station in Wiltshire, see Staverton Halt railway station.
Staverton
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Location
Place Staverton
Area South Hams
Coordinates 50°27′40″N 3°42′08″W / 50.46120°N 3.70232°W / 50.46120; -3.70232Coordinates: 50°27′40″N 3°42′08″W / 50.46120°N 3.70232°W / 50.46120; -3.70232
Grid reference SX783637
Operations
Original company Buckfastleigh, Totnes and South Devon Railway
Pre-grouping Great Western Railway
Post-grouping Great Western Railway
Operated by South Devon Railway
Platforms 1
History
1872 Opened
1958 Closed to passengers
1969 Reopened
Stations on heritage railways in the United Kingdom
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Staverton railway station is situated on the South Devon Railway, a heritage railway in Devon, England. It serves the village of Staverton.

History[edit]

The station was opened by the Buckfastleigh, Totnes and South Devon Railway on 1 May 1872. The railway was amalgamated into the Great Western Railway in 1897 and this in turn was nationalised into British Railways on 1 January 1948.

The station closed to passengers in November 1958 although goods traffic on the line continued until 7 September 1962.

It was re-opened by the Dart Valley Railway, a heritage railway, on 5 April 1969. The South Devon Railway Trust took over the running of the line on 1 January 1991.

Services[edit]

The station is served by trains on all operating days of the South Devon Railway. Trains operate daily from late March to the end of October. On most days a single train set operates, providing four journeys a day in each direction. On busy days two train sets may operate, providing more journeys.[1]

Preceding station Heritage Railways  Heritage railways Following station
Totnes (Riverside)   South Devon Railway   Buckfastleigh

Film and television[edit]

In 1982 the station was used as a location in Five Go Mad in Dorset, the first in the "The Comic Strip" comedy series.[2] In 2016 the station was used by the BBC as a location for " Full Steam Ahead".

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Timetables". South Devon Railway Trust. Retrieved 18 January 2011. 
  2. ^ "South West England". The Comedy Map of Britain. 2010-12-09. BBC. GOLD (TV channel).