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North Tawton railway station

North Tawton railway station

Okehampton, EX20 2BE, United Kingdom

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01837 82789

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MO 18:00 – 23:00 SA 18:00 – 23:00
TU 18:00 – 23:00 SU 07:00 – 22:00
WE 18:00 – 23:00
TH 18:00 – 23:00
FR 18:00 – 23:00
Description North Tawton railway station was a railway station serving the town of North Tawton in Devon, England. North Tawton lies on the River Taw.HistoryThe station was originally opened by the London and South Western Railway (LSWR) in 1865. Services on the line were extended further west to Okehampton Road by 1867 and then on to Lydford railway station with the inauguration of Meldon Viaduct in 1874. Constructed to rival the South Devon Railway route to Plymouth, the completion of the LSWR's own route to Plymouth saw this line become an important route with lines to Padstow and Bude as well as Plymouth. Boat trains carrying passengers from ocean liners calling at Stonehouse Pool, Plymouth and prestige services such as the Atlantic Coast Express and Devon Belle all used the route.Following the publication of the Beeching Report in 1963, the Exeter to Plymouth Line was cut back to Okehampton in 1968.

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