|01/10/1835||Bristol and Exeter Railway|
|19/05/1836||Bristol and Exeter Railway|
|/ /1838||Bristol and Exeter Railway|
Weston-super-Mare branch authorised.
|05/03/1839||Bristol and Exeter Railway|
Broad gauge decided upon.
|25/03/1841||Bristol and Exeter Railway|
New Bridgwater Docks opened.
|14/06/1841||Bristol and Exeter Railway|
Bristol (Harbour Bridge Junction) to Bridgwater, and Weston Junction to Weston-super-Mare opened. Stations on these sections at: Redminster, Parson Street, Long Ashton, Flax Bourton, Nailsea and Backwell, Yatton, Puxton and Worle, Bleadon and Uphill, Brean Road Halt, Brent Knoll, Highbridge, Dunball, Bridgwater, Weston Milton Halt and Weston-Super-Mare.
|01/07/1842||Bristol and Exeter Railway|
Bridgwater to Taunton opened. Stations on this section at: Durston, Creech and Taunton.
|/ /1843||Bristol and Exeter Railway|
Somerset Bridge, similar to Maidenhead Bridge, over the tidal Parrett is replaced by a timber viaduct when it fails.
|01/05/1843||Bristol and Exeter Railway|
Taunton to Beambridge opened. Stations on this section at: Norton Fitzwarren, Wellington (Somerset) and a temporary terminus at Beambridge while a tunnel was completed.
|01/05/1844||Bristol and Exeter Railway|
Beambridge to Exeter opened. Stations on this section at: Burlescombe, Sampford Peverell, Tiverton Junction, Cullompton, Hele and Bradninch, Silverton, Stoke Canon and Exeter St Davids.
|/ /1845||Bristol and Exeter Railway|
Great Western Railway
Great Western considers buying the Bristol and Exeter which would be threatened by their planned direct London to Exeter line.
|07/11/1845||Bristol and Exeter RailwayGreat Western Railway|
Great Western^s take over offer refused by the smaller company.
|28/07/1847||Clevedon Branch (Bristol and Exeter Railway)|
Line opened as broad gauge. Station opened at Clevedon.
|12/06/1848||#Tiverton Branch# (Bristol and Exeter Railway)|
|30/04/1849||Bristol and Exeter Railway|
Great Western Railway
Great Westerns lease expires
|01/04/1851||Bristol and Exeter Railway|
Horse traction abandoned on the Weston-super-Mare [1st] branch
|/ /1852||Bristol and Exeter Railway|
Accident at Creech - locomotive de-rails, no passenger injuries
|/ /1853||Bristol and Exeter Railway|
Yeovil Branch opened
|/08/1855||Bristol and Exeter Railway|
Electric telegraph installed and operated by the Electric Telegraph Company
|/ /1859||Bristol and Exeter Railway|
Company takes over operation of electric telegraph
|/ /1863||Chard Branch (Bristol and Exeter Railway)|
Powers for a line to Chard transferred to the Bristol and Exeter Railway.
|11/09/1866||Chard Branch (Bristol and Exeter Railway)|
Line opened to joint station at Chard on a section of joint line.
|/ /1868||Bristol and Exeter Railway|
Taunton station expanded
|03/08/1869||Cheddar Valley and Yatton Railway (Bristol and Exeter Railway)|
Yatton to Cheddar opened.
|05/04/1870||Cheddar Valley and Yatton Railway (Bristol and Exeter Railway)|
Cheddar to Wells opened
|/ /1875||Bristol and Exeter Railway|
Westleigh Quarry tramway opened. It ran for 1 mile from Burlescombe
|/ /1875||Cheddar Valley and Yatton Railway (Bristol and Exeter Railway)|
Converted to standard gauge.
|/ /1875||Exe Valley Railway|
Bristol and Exeter Railway
Authorisation powers transferred to the Bristol and Exeter line.
|30/05/1875||Bristol and Exeter Railway|
First standard gauge train runs from Bristol Temple Meads to Taunton and Weston-super-Mare [1st] .
|01/01/1876||Bristol and Exeter Railway|
Great Western Railway
Great Western leases line
|/03/1876||Bristol and Exeter Railway|
First standard gauge goods reaches Exeter
|24/05/1876||Bristol and Exeter Railway|
Leading coach of train de-rails at Silverton
|27/07/1876||Bristol and Exeter Railway|
Engine of the up Dutchman de-rails. The track was not well maintained by the Bristol and Exeter in its last day of independence. The Great Western re-lays the line.
|01/08/1876||Bristol and Exeter Railway|
Great Western Railway
Great Western absorbs the Bristol and Exeter
|01/01/1878||East Somerset RailwayCheddar Valley and Yatton Railway (Bristol and Exeter Railway)Great Western Railway|
The Great Western Railway starts to run passenger trains from the Cheddar line through the Somerset and Dorset Railway^s Wells station to Witham.
|/ /1879||Clevedon Branch (Bristol and Exeter Railway)|
Converted to standard gauge
|01/03/1884||Bristol and Exeter Railway|
Weston-super-Mare [1st] branch closed and re-opened as a standard gauge loop line via Weston-super-Mare.
|/06/1884||#Tiverton Branch# (Bristol and Exeter Railway)|
Converted from broad gauge to standard gauge.
|11/11/1890||Bristol and Exeter Railway|
10 passengers killed in crash at Norton Fitzwarren.
|19/07/1891||Chard Branch BER (Bristol and Exeter Railway)|
Line converted to standard gauge.
|/ /1894||Bristol and Exeter Railway|
Stoke Canon re-built to the west of the junction with the Exe Valley Railway.
|/ /1898||Bristol and Exeter Railway|
Westerleigh Tramway opened from Burlescombe to nearby quarry using old broad gauge rails.
|/ /1940||Bristol and Exeter Railway|
Branch opened from Hunstpill to Puriton to serve the Ordinance Factory. The Factory has an internal narrow gauge railway.
|04/11/1940||Bristol and Exeter Railway|
27 passengers killed at Norton Fitzwarren due to a signal passed at danger.
|/ /1950||Bristol and Exeter Railway|
Westerleigh Tramway closed, but not lifted, and quarry^s internal tramway.
|03/01/1951||Chard Branch BER (Bristol and Exeter Railway)|
Line closed during fuel crisis.
|07/05/1951||Chard Branch BER (Bristol and Exeter Railway)|
|29/10/1951||East Somerset Railway|
Cheddar Valley and Yatton Railway (Bristol and Exeter Railway)
Wells Tucker Street re-opens on closure of Priory Road
|09/09/1963||East Somerset Railway
Cheddar Valley and Yatton Railway (Bristol and Exeter Railway)|
Yatton to Witham closed to passengers
|/ /1964||Bristol and Exeter Railway|
Locking Road, the excursion station in Weston-super-Mare, closed
|/ /1964||Cheddar Valley and Yatton Railway (Bristol and Exeter Railway)|
|06/07/1964||Chard Branch BER (Bristol and Exeter Railway)|
|05/10/1964||Bristol and Exeter Railway|
All stations between Exeter and Taunton, except Tiverton Junction, closed
|05/10/1964||#Tiverton Branch# (Bristol and Exeter Railway)|
Closed to passengers
|03/10/1966||Clevedon Branch (Bristol and Exeter Railway)|
|/04/1967||Bristol and Exeter Railway|
Bridgwater dock line closed
|05/06/1967||#Tiverton Branch# (Bristol and Exeter Railway)|
Closed to freight
|/ /1972||Bristol and Exeter Railway|
Weston-super-Mare loop singled except at station
|06/07/1978||Bristol and Exeter Railway|
12 passengers killed in a fire on a Penzance to London Paddington sleeper train.
|/ /1984||Bristol and Exeter Railway|
Track of Westerleigh Tramway lifted by the Great Western Society.
|11/05/1986||Bristol and Exeter Railway|
Tiverton Junction station closed.
|12/05/1986||Bristol and Exeter Railway|
Tiverton Parkway opened on the site of Samford Peverell.
These locations are along the line.
This is a two platform station.