Train GraphicClick on the map to explore geographics
I need help
About .
Travel & transport from BBC stories as at 14:55 03 Oct 2023
- Gig safety fears after trainee stewards helped to cheat
- The Papers: 'Tory rebellion' as Sunak 'brings axe down on HS2'
- Which train services are being disrupted by strikes this week?
- Train strikes: What days in October will rail travel be disrupted?
Read about the forum [here].
Register [here] - it's free.
What do I gain from registering? [here]
 today - 40th Anniversary TMC reopening
07/10/23 - Fareham Model Rail exhibition
22/10/23 - Wimborne 'O' Gauge show
29/11/23 - WWRUG meeting

On this day
3rd Oct (1906)
Ashton Avenue Bridge opened (*)

Train RunningCancelled
14:39 Bristol Temple Meads to Worcester Foregate Street
14:45 Bristol Temple Meads to Westbury
19:12 Gloucester to Bristol Temple Meads
22:27 Plymouth to Exeter St Davids
22:44 Taunton to Bristol Temple Meads
22:51 London Paddington to Worcestershire Parkway
Short Run
15:28 Weymouth to Gloucester
15:59 Westbury to Gloucester
16:55 Worcester Foregate Street to Bristol Temple Meads
17:28 London Paddington to Taunton
17:50 Gloucester to Salisbury
18:00 Cardiff Central to Penzance
19:04 Paignton to London Paddington
19:15 Penzance to Bristol Temple Meads
19:35 Exeter St Davids to London Paddington
19:58 Cardiff Central to Taunton
20:06 Westbury to Cheltenham Spa
20:23 Portsmouth Harbour to Cardiff Central
20:30 Cardiff Central to Portsmouth Harbour
21:15 Great Malvern to Bristol Temple Meads
09:00 Cardiff Central to Penzance
14:32 Reading to Basingstoke
15:23 Portsmouth Harbour to Cardiff Central
19:30 Cardiff Central to Portsmouth Harbour
An additional train service has been planned to operate as shown 22:42 Exeter St Davids to Bristol Temple Meads
Abbreviation pageAcronymns and abbreviations
Stn ComparatorStation Comparator
Rail newsNews Now - live rail news feed
Site Style 1 2 3 4
Next departures • Bristol Temple MeadsBath SpaChippenhamSwindonDidcot ParkwayReadingLondon PaddingtonMelksham
Exeter St DavidsTauntonWestburyTrowbridgeBristol ParkwayCardiff CentralOxfordCheltenham SpaBirmingham New Street
October 03, 2023, 02:55:46 pm *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Forgotten your username or password? - get a reminder
Most recently liked subjects
[153] HS2 - Government proposals, alternative routes and general dis...
[88] Templecombe Station reopened October 3rd 1983.
[88] Bristol Lodekka
[64] Should Rail Replacement Buses be accessible to all those with ...
[60] Collision, Aviemore
[51] Where are Finn and I this evening, 30th September 2023?
News: the Great Western Coffee Shop ... keeping you up to date with travel around the South West
   Home   Help Search Calendar Login Register  
Pages: [1]
Author Topic: [otd] 9th June 1958 - Closure of Chudleigh Flood Platform  (Read 596 times)
Hero Member
Posts: 39394

View Profile WWW Email
« on: June 09, 2023, 02:21:19 am »

Chudleigh Flood Platform railway station was a railway station near Chudleigh, a small town in South Devon, England located between Newton Abbot and Exeter. Opened in 1920, it saw only occasional use each year as it was constructed as an alternative station for use when Chudleigh was flooded by the River Teign, this being a recurring seasonal problem

The station was built on higher ground, circa 100 yards from Chudleigh railway station on the line towards Trusham railway station. This very unusual station had a short wooden platform, long enough for one door on a carriage. It was on the north side of the single track line and was connected to nearby Pottery Lane by a raised wooden gangway with white painted hand rails. Passengers unable to alight at Chudleigh railway station were able to disembark and walk to the lane where a bus would take them to Heathfield railway station so that they could continue their rail journey.[3] Passengers were also able to board the train here.

Film of the Teign Valley line dating from 1958 shows the Chudleigh Flood Platform station still present with the hand rails painted white.

The station was closed by British Railways (Western Region) to passengers on 9 June 1958 when passenger trains were withdrawn from the Teign Valley Line.

About Christow on the same line

The station building is now a private house and the trackbed has been infilled to platform height.

The Teign Valley line may have a role to play in the future, as an alternative to the Devon's main line route along the Dawlish coastline which is vulnerable to stormy seas. The Council for the Protection of Rural England (CPRE (Campaign to Protect Rural England)) put together a feasibility study. Some of the old infrastructure is still in place - six of the 21 miles of track remained in 2009.

The Exeter and Teign Valley Railway has established a base in the old Christow station goods yard and plans to re-open the Teign Valley Line.

Coffee Shop Admin, Acting Chair of Melksham Rail User Group, Option 24/7 Melksham Rep
Do you have something you would like to add to this thread, or would you like to raise a new question at the Coffee Shop? Please [register] (it is free) if you have not done so before, or login (at the top of this page) if you already have an account - we would love to read what you have to say!

You can find out more about how this forum works [here] - that will link you to a copy of the forum agreement that you can read before you join, and tell you very much more about how we operate. We are an independent forum, provided and run by customers of Great Western Railway, for customers of Great Western Railway and we welcome railway professionals as members too, in either a personal or official capacity. Views expressed in posts are not necessarily the views of the operators of the forum.

As well as posting messages onto existing threads, and starting new subjects, members can communicate with each other through personal messages if they wish. And once members have made a certain number of posts, they will automatically be admitted to the "frequent posters club", where subjects not-for-public-domain are discussed; anything from the occasional rant to meetups we may be having ...

Pages: [1]
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.2 | SMF © 2006-2007, Simple Machines LLC Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
This forum is provided by customers of Great Western Railway (formerly First Great Western), and the views expressed are those of the individual posters concerned. Visit for the official Great Western Railway website. Please contact the administrators of this site if you feel that the content provided by one of our posters contravenes our posting rules (email link to report). Forum hosted by Well House Consultants

Jump to top of pageJump to Forum Home Page