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Posted on 12th September 2015 / 1904
Site Type : Preservation Hub / Campaign
Industry Type : Transport
Condition : Ruins and Remnants, Partially Restored

Ashburton railway station finally closed in 1971, it was the terminus of a branch line of the GWR from Totnes.

It sports a rare example of the Brunel-style Overall Roof, which is of an iconic and attractive design and spans the track and platforms. This unique terminus building was built before 1872 when the line from Totnes to Ashburton was opened. At some point it became a garage (Station Garage), which could be closed in the future and the building and the area around it redeveloped. It is not a listed building, but the assemblage of railway structures as a whole are of significant historical importance.

Click HERE! for more information.

The station finally lost its track in 1971 (with the arrival of the A38) and now the Dartmoor National Park Authority (DNPA) and Teignbridge County Council are planning to lose more.

Their Masterplan for Ashburton has many commendable aspects – granted – and will be lovely when it is done I am sure. But many would like to see Ashburton Station back in action and development in direct opposition to this end  makes the task more difficult (and expensive) – which is not good!

The clock is ticking on this one and re-consultation restarted in September! No end is currently in sight….but now is the time to have your opinions heard….what do they say? Speak now or forever hold your peace!

Friends of Ashburton Station need people-power and are openly asking for volunteers to get involved now!

You can participate by signing the petitions, following the Facebook Group and Page, share the info and maybe even Tweet about it too!

If you want you could make a donation and maybe step forward to offer-up your skills and expertise!

 

Everything GWR has a great article about it HERE!

Friends of Ashburton Station have a great website HERE!

Email the Friends of group at info@friendsofashburtonstation.co.uk.

Join the Facebook group HERE! and Page HERE!

Sign the 38 Degree petition HERE!

The Friends of group have a pledge form HERE! if you would like to donate money to their cause.

 

Polite Notice!

Donations may also be made by BACS transfers to the South Devon Railway Trust – Please quote “FoAS”

Account Name: South Devon Railway Trust

Bank: Lloyds (Okehampton)

A/c No: 00576758

S/C: 30-96-23

A gift aid form can be found HERE!

 

Updates:

 

Protect Ashburton Station and Track Bed

Ashburton railway station finally closed in 1971, it was the terminus of a branch line of the GWR from Totnes.

It sports a rare example of the Brunel-style Overall Roof, which is of an iconic and attractive design and spans the track and platforms. This unique terminus building was built before 1872 when the line from Totnes to Ashburton was opened. At some point it became a garage (Station Garage), which could be closed in the future and the building and the area around it redeveloped. It is not a listed building, but the assemblage of railway structures as a whole are of significant historical importance.

Click HERE! for more information.

The station finally lost its track in 1971 (with the arrival of the A38) and now the Dartmoor National Park Authority (DNPA) and Teignbridge County Council are planning to lose more.

Their Masterplan for Ashburton has many commendable aspects – granted – and will be lovely when it is done I am sure. But many would like to see Ashburton Station back in action and development in direct opposition to this end  makes the task more difficult (and expensive) – which is not good!

The clock is ticking on this one and re-consultation restarted in September! No end is currently in sight….but now is the time to have your opinions heard….what do they say? Speak now or forever hold your peace!

Friends of Ashburton Station need people-power and are openly asking for volunteers to get involved now!

You can participate by signing the petitions, following the Facebook Group and Page, share the info and maybe even Tweet about it too!

If you want you could make a donation and maybe step forward to offer-up your skills and expertise!

 

Everything GWR has a great article about it HERE!

Friends of Ashburton Station have a great website HERE!

Email the Friends of group at info@friendsofashburtonstation.co.uk.

Join the Facebook group HERE! and Page HERE!

Sign the 38 Degree petition HERE!

The Friends of group have a pledge form HERE! if you would like to donate money to their cause.

 

Polite Notice!

Donations may also be made by BACS transfers to the South Devon Railway Trust – Please quote “FoAS”

Account Name: South Devon Railway Trust

Bank: Lloyds (Okehampton)

A/c No: 00576758

S/C: 30-96-23

A gift aid form can be found HERE!

 

Updates:

 

Protect Ashburton Station and Track Bed
Site Type : Preservation Hub / Campaign
Industry Type : Transport
Condition : Ruins and Remnants, Partially Restored
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