The station is a rare example of a passenger station not open to the
general public; it is exclusively for the use of visitors to the Royal
Marine Commando Training Centre at
Lympstone , despite being
accessible by means of a public footpath. The Ministry of Defence have
accepted that it is the property of
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The station was opened on 3 May 1976 by
For many years troop trains were a feature of its operation about
three times each year. The trains were operated with a locomotive at
each end as there is no way to run around a train south of Topsham;
the leading locomotive on arrival was dragged back to
The station is situated on the banks of the estuary of the River Exe . It consists of a single platform, which is on the left of trains arriving from Exeter.
On 28 May 2010 a section of the Exe Estuary Trail opened between Lympstone village and Exton. This runs between the platform and the entrance to the camp, both of which are locked and guarded. Despite the station now being accessible to the public, the entrance and exit gate remains locked.
A train to
About half the trains on the
Officially only people having business at the commando base are
allowed to board or alight at this station, although the Ministry of
Defence have accepted that it is the property of
PRECEDING STATION NATIONAL RAIL FOLLOWING STATION
Great Western Railway
* ^ A B FOI request sent through Whatdotheyknow
* ^ Mitchell, Vic; Smith, Keith (1992). Branch Lines to Exmouth.
Midhurst: Middleton Press. ISBN 1-873793-00-6 .
* ^ "East of the estuary". latest News from the Estuary. Exe
Estuary Management Partnership. Archived from the original on 3 August
2012. Retrieved 17 January 2012.
* ^ See Geograph photograph
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