What it Looks Like Today:   Exeter St.David's Station

   Today we decided to go and visit the only station from the line still open,Exeter St.David's and what better way to get there than by train.

We drove to Sampford Peverell and found somewhere to park to avoid paying the rip off carpark charges at the station.We then walked the short distance to Tiverton Parkway Station where we bought our off peak return tickets that cost £5.50 each.

After crossing the bridge to the far platform,we had a short wait before our train arrived.The modern carriages feel a bit cramped and claustrophobic for my liking and the train went way to fast.Give me a steam train and a bit of space any day,but the journey was okay and it was only 15 minutes later that we arrived in Exeter.


The construction of the station was planned in 1841 by the Bristol and Exeter Railway and 18 acres of meadows were bought for the site to be built upon.Exeter Council had refused permission for the railway to enter the city boundary,so hence a more rural location was found for the station's construction.The station was designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel and built by a local building company called Hoopers.

Exeter St.David's Station was finally opened to passengers on the 1st May 1844 and the Exe Valley Railway ran to here from 1885. 

Some Early Views of Exeter St.David's Station

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