Chudleigh Knighton Halt railway station
Chudleigh Knighton Halt was on the Teign Valley Line serving the small village of Chudleigh Knighton, Devon, England. The halt, built by the Great Western Railway at a later date than most of the other stations on the line, was located on the west side of Pipehouse Lane off the B3344, to the south of the village.
|Chudleigh Knighton Halt|
Chudleigh Knighton Halt in 1969
|Post-grouping||Great Western Railway|
|9 June 1924||Opened|
|9 June 1958||Closed to passengers|
|4 December 1967||line through station was closed.|
|Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom|
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|Teign Valley Line|
The first station was constructed of timber with a small corrugated iron pagoda shelter and a simple nameboard, at a cost £300. After WW2 a concrete platform was provided. A level crossing was located at the platform end. The track was still in situ in 1969, but goods facilities were withdrawn on 4 December 1967.
Passenger numbers reached their peak in the 1930s with seven daily services provided each way between Exeter and Heathfield. During World War 2 this was reduced to four trains in each direction, still with no trains on a Sunday. This was increased to five daily trains after the war.
The A38 road now runs over the site of the halt and nothing remains of the station.
|Preceding station||Disused railways||Following station|
|Heathfield (Devon)||Heathfield to Exeter St Davids
Great Western Railway
- Butt, Page 61
- Disused Stations Retrieved : 2012-10-08
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- Butt, R (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-8526-0508-1.
- Ewan, M (1964). The Haytor Granite Tramway & Stover Canal. Newton Abbot: David & Charles.
- Jenkins, S C; Pomroy, L J (1989). The Moretonhampstead and South Devon Railway. Oxford: Oakwood Press. ISBN 0-85361-389-3.
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