Tiverton Parkway, seen from passing UK Railtours^ excursion from Paddington to Barnstaple for the Lynton & Barnstaple Railway, on 17th April 2016. On 5th October 1964, all the intermediate stations between Taunton and Exeter St. Davids, with the exception of Tiverton Junction, were closed even though the line into Tiverton from there closed on the same day. Tiverton Junction, which also served the branch to Hemyock (closed 1963), eventually closed on 11th May 1986 but was replaced the next day by Tiverton Parkway, to the north and on the site of Sampford Peverell station. This was more convenient for connecting buses to Tiverton town. Why wasn^t the branch line to Tiverton itself simply kept open? In late 2019, a proposal to reopen Wellington station was announced but so far little has been heard further of this, nor an earlier proposal to reopen Cullompton station.
Location: Tiverton Parkway
Company: Bristol and Exeter Railway
Photographer: David Bosher
Contact photographer: David Bosher
Image number: 74245