Copplestone railway station

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Copplestone National Rail
Copplestone railway station 1969.jpg
Copplestone in 1969
Location
PlaceCopplestone
Local authorityMid Devon
Coordinates50°48′50″N 3°45′07″W / 50.814°N 3.752°W / 50.814; -3.752Coordinates: 50°48′50″N 3°45′07″W / 50.814°N 3.752°W / 50.814; -3.752
Grid referenceSS767031
Operations
Station codeCOP
Managed byGreat Western Railway
Number of platforms1
DfT categoryF2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Increase 14,058
2014/15Decrease 13,476
2015/16Decrease 12,304
2016/17Increase 13,522
2017/18Increase 15,262
History
Original companyNorth Devon Railway
Pre-groupingLondon and South Western Railway
Post-groupingSouthern Railway
Opened1854
National RailUK railway stations
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Copplestone from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

Copplestone railway station is on the Tarka Line serving the village of Copplestone in Devon, England. It is operated by Great Western Railway.

History[edit]

The station was opened by the North Devon Railway on 1 August 1854.[1]

Description[edit]

The station has just one platform, which is on the left of trains travelling from Exeter towards Barnstaple.

Community railway[edit]

The railway between Exeter and Barnstaple is designated as a community railway and is supported by marketing provided by the Devon and Cornwall Rail Partnership. The line is promoted under the Tarka Line name.

"The Cross" pub at Copplestone is included in the Tarka Line rail ale trail.

Passenger volume[edit]

Although passenger numbers on the Tarka Line have generally been increasing, those at the smaller stations have been in decline. Copplestone is an exception to this and has seen numbers increase by more than 4,000 from the year ending March 2005 to that ending March 2008 .[2]

  2002-03 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08
Entries 576 137 511 1,109 2,198
Exits 652 219 579 1,174 2,365
Total 1,231 356 1,090 2,283 4,563

The statistics cover twelve month periods that start in April.

Services[edit]

All trains on the Barnstaple to Exmouth service are scheduled to stop at Copplestone on request (hourly each way on weekdays and Saturdays, two-hourly on Sundays) – this means that passengers alighting here must tell the conductor that they wish to do so, and those waiting to join must signal clearly to the driver as the train approaches. Trains connect with main line services at Exeter St Davids.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Yeoford   Great Western Railway
Tarka Line
  Morchard Road

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nicholas, John (1992). The North Devon Line. Sparkford: Oxford Publishing Company. ISBN 0-86093-461-6.
  2. ^ "Station Usage". Rail Statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. Retrieved 13 March 2009.