Tipton St Johns railway station

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Tipton St Johns
Tipton St Johns geograph-2647435-by-Ben-Brooksbank.jpg
EX-LSW 4-4-2T on Rail Tour in 1953
Location
Place Tipton St John
Area East Devon
Coordinates 50°43′08″N 3°17′21″W / 50.7188°N 3.2892°W / 50.7188; -3.2892Coordinates: 50°43′08″N 3°17′21″W / 50.7188°N 3.2892°W / 50.7188; -3.2892
Operations
Original company London and South Western Railway
Post-grouping Southern Railway
Platforms 2
History
1874 Opened
1967 Closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Tipton St Johns railway station is a closed railway station that served the village of Tipton St John in Devon, England. It was opened in 1874 and later served as the junction for the Budleigh Salterton Railway, but was closed to passengers in 1967 due to the Beeching Axe.[1]

History[edit]

Local railway lines

The station was originally opened as Tipton on the Sidmouth branch line but was renamed Tipton St. Johns in 1881.

The branch line left the main line at Sidmouth Junction (now Feniton) and terminated at Sidmouth. The station was expanded as junction when the line to Budleigh Salterton was created.[2]

Passenger and freight services were withdrawn in 1967.[3]

Present state[edit]

The station building and platform remain as private accommodation known as station house. [4]

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Ottery St Mary
Line and station closed
  BR Southern Region
Sidmouth Railway
  Sidmouth
Line and station closed
  BR Southern Region
Budleigh Salterton Railway
  Newton Poppleford
Line and station closed


Sidmouth & Budleigh
Salterton Railways
West of England Main Line
Feniton
Sidmouth Junction
West of England Main Line
Ottery St Mary
Tipton St Johns
Sidmouth
Newton Poppleford
Colaton Raleigh siding
East Budleigh
Budleigh Salterton
Littleham
Avocet Line
Exmouth

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tipton St John Village". Tipton St John Village. Retrieved 18 July 2016. 
  2. ^ "Sidmouth Junction to Tipton St Johns and thence to Sidmouth or Budleigh Salterton/Exmouth". Cornwall Railway Society. Retrieved 18 July 2016. 
  3. ^ Catford, Nick (4 April 2013). "Tipton St. Johns". Disused Stations. 
  4. ^ "Tipton St John". Step 10. Retrieved 18 July 2016.