|Location|| Sampford Peverell, Mid Devon |
|Managed by||Great Western Railway|
|Classification||DfT category D|
|Original company||British Rail|
|Opened||12 May 1986|
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road
Tiverton Parkway railway station is on the Bristol to Exeter line in Devon,England. Despite being named after the town of Tiverton it is actually located in the civil parish of Burlescombe,near Sampford Peverell,6 miles (9.7 km) to the east of Tiverton,and close to the junction of the M5 motorway with the A361 North Devon link road. It is 177 miles 28 chains (177.35 mi;285.4 km) from the zero point at London Paddington via Bristol Temple Meads.
The station is operated by Great Western Railway and is also served by CrossCountry trains.
The Bristol and Exeter Railway opened on 1 May 1844 but it ran south of Tiverton,so a station known as "Tiverton Road" was opened to serve the town. This station was renamed "Tiverton Junction" on 12 June 1848 when the Tiverton branch line was opened to a station in the town itself.
By the 1980s the branch to Tiverton had closed and Tiverton Junction station only saw a couple of trains in each direction each day so a decision was taken to relocate the station a short distance to the east,close to the motorway junction where traffic from Barnstaple and Ilfracombe from the A361 joined. Tiverton Junction closed on 11 May 1986and the new station was opened the following day by David Mitchell MP,the Minister of Transport at the time. It was built by British Rail on the site of the former Sampford Peverell railway station that had closed on 5 October 1964.
An additional car park for the station was opened in late 2007 as the original car park was too small when FGW increased the services to the station. The additional car park is situated alongside (but not accessed by) the A361 road and requires a short walk to the station,while the original is alongside the platform.
The main entrance and a large car park are on the west side of the station,where a single-storey brick building at platform level incorporates a ticket office and a shop selling newspapers,drinks and snacks. This is the platform for trains towards London Paddington,Bristol Temple Meads and the north.
Access to the platform for trains towards Exeter,Plymouth and Penzance is over a ramped footbridge. The buildings on this platform are two large metal and glass waiting shelters. The cycleway crosses the line on this footbridge and allows access on foot or cycle from the east side.
The main line services through Tiverton are provided by two operators:
The trains of both operators continue beyond Tiverton Parkway to serve stations onwards into Devon and Cornwall,including Exeter St Davids,Plymouth,Paignton and Penzance.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|Taunton|| Great Western Railway |
Bristol to Exeter line
|Exeter St Davids|
| CrossCountry |
Scotland to Penzance
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In addition to being situated close to the junction of the M5 motorway and the A361 North Devon link road,the National Cycle Network Route 3 (Bristol to Land's End) passes through the station and provides a safe and quiet route to local towns.
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