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Author Topic: Good Evening From Exeter  (Read 5652 times)
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« Reply #15 on: November 03, 2009, 04:07:57 pm »

My my what a beautiful station you have.....

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« Reply #16 on: November 03, 2009, 06:16:02 pm »

The photograph in the Wikipedia article is somewhat dated - all the roofing was removed some time ago. Also fairly recently the number of parking spaces was increased, although they are still free.
The latest development is a much more direct pedestrian/cyclist link to the Sandy Park stadium, home of the world famous(ish) Exeter Chiefs rugby club; this runs parallel to,but east of, the railway and should be open late November/early December.
The degree of development either already in progress or proposed for the immediate area should (providing the local authorities/Network Rail & to a lesser extent FGW remove their heads from the part of their anatomies where the sun don't shine) mean the provision of a second platform within about 5 years.
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« Reply #17 on: November 03, 2009, 06:27:59 pm »

Thanks very much for that additional information, Bob_Blakey. Wink

I do accept that Wikipedia has its limitations ... Grin

Also, (relex109's apparent camera problems aside,) does anyone have a more recent photo they could offer here?  Smiley

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« Reply #18 on: November 04, 2009, 05:07:57 pm »

True. In the picture you can see the borded up ticket office and also a side door - probably would have been similar to the booking office at Feniton. 

On the subject of ticket offices, yesterday went to Honiton station around 17:40 to buy a family railcard but arrived to find that it closed at 17:30!  This is a ridiculous closing time as it is totally unsuitable for working people and the ticket machine, which I don't like to trust with my money didn't seem to sell railcards.  I will now have to get one at Honiton either on Friday in the daytime or at Exeter St Davids on Friday.  I need it by then at the latest as I plan to drive up the M5, park at Worle and then catch the train to Bristol on Saturday and I don't think you can buy railcards on the train (?) !
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« Reply #19 on: November 04, 2009, 07:13:40 pm »

actually my camera is 'ok' there is a slight issue which can be managed however its more I WANT A NEW ONE NOW NOW NOW NOW, but i will take the camera that i am bored of and take some new pictures for you as i pass within half a mile every day
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