- Buckfastleigh railway station
Infobox UK heritage station
name = Buckfastleigh
South Devon Railway
platforms = 1
Buckfastleigh railway station is situated on the South Devon Railway, a
heritage railwayin Devon, England. It serves the town of Buckfastleigh.
The station was opened by the
Buckfastleigh, Totnes and South Devon Railwayon 1 May 1872. The railway was amalgamated into the Great Western Railwayin 1897 and this in turn was nationalised into British Railwayson 1 January 1948.
The station closed to passengers in November 1958 although goods traffic on the line continued until 7 September 1962.
It was re-opened as the "Dart Valley Railway", a
heritage railway, on 5 April 1969. The South Devon Railway Trusttook over the running of the line on 1 January 1991.
In 1971 Buckfastleigh became the terminus of the line when the route beyond the station was closed to allow improvements to the
A38 road. Workshops have since been provided for restoring and repairing the locomotives and rolling stock used on the railway.
goods shedhas been converted to a railway museum and this is the home of Tiny the last remaining broad gaugelocomotive.
The station is served by trains on all operating days of the South Devon Railway. Trains operate daily from late March to the end of October. On most days a single train set operates, providing four journeys a day in each direction. On busy days two train sets may operate, providing more journeys.cite web | url = http://www.southdevonrailway.org/Timetable-2k7.html | title = Timetables 2007 | publisher = South Devon Railway Trust | accessdate = 12 July | accessyear = 2007 ]
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