Topsham railway station

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Topsham
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Location Topsham, Exeter
England
Coordinates 50°41′09″N3°27′50″W / 50.68588°N 3.46401°W / 50.68588; -3.46401 Coordinates: 50°41′09″N3°27′50″W / 50.68588°N 3.46401°W / 50.68588; -3.46401
Grid reference SX966883
Managed by Great Western Railway
Platforms2
Other information
Station codeTOP
Classification DfT category F2
History
Original company London and South Western Railway
Post-grouping Southern Railway
Key dates
Opened1861
Passengers
2015/16Increase2.svg 0.232 million
2016/17Increase2.svg 0.250 million
2017/18Decrease2.svg 0.249 million
2018/19Decrease2.svg 0.239 million
2019/20Decrease2.svg 0.229 million
Notes
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road

Topsham railway station is the railway station serving the town of Topsham in the English county of Devon. It is the passing place for the otherwise single-track branch line from Exmouth Junction to Exmouth. Both the loop and adjacent level crossing are remotely worked from the signal box at Exmouth Junction.

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History

The station, with buildings designed by Sir William Tite, opened with the railway on 1 May 1861. [1] On 23 September 1861 a 700 yards (640 m) branch was opened from the south end of the station, which dropped steeply to the wharf on the River Exe. [2]

The station was initially owned by the London and South Western Railway. In 1923 this became a constituent of the Southern Railway which, in turn was nationalised in 1948. Following the privatisation of British Rail it was operated by Wessex Trains but the franchise has now been transferred to First Great Western.

Services

All trains on the Avocet Line from Exmouth to Exeter St Davids and Paignton call at Topsham.

Connections are available at Exeter Central for Barnstaple also Honiton and other stations to London Waterloo via Salisbury; passengers for other main line stations should change at Exeter St Davids.

Preceding station National Rail logo.svg National Rail Following station
Newcourt   Great Western Railway
Avocet Line
  Exton

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References

  1. "Opening of the Exeter and Exmouth Railway" . Exeter and Plymouth Gazette. England. 3 May 1861. Retrieved 15 October 2017 via British Newspaper Archive.
  2. Mitchell, Vic; Smith, Keith (1992). Branch Lines to Exmouth. Midhurst: Middleton Press. ISBN   1-873793-00-6.