Paignton Train Station
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Paignton Train Station
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|Ticket office information||To right of station entrance|
|Ticket office opening hours||Monday to Friday: 06:55 to 18:00 Saturday: 07:30 to 16:55 Sunday: 09:40 to 16:40|
|Self service ticket machines|
|Collection of pre-purchased tickets|
|British Transport Police||0800 40 50 40|
|Rail Replacement Service||From the front of the station|
|Paignton station customer services||
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|Lost property||Monday to Friday: 08:00 to 19:00 Saturday: 09:00 to 17:00 Sunday: 10:00 to 16:30|
|Lost property contact details|
|Lounge opening hours|
|Waiting room information||Ticket hallTicket office hours|
|Refreshment facilities information||Coffee shop/café|
|Toilets information||The toilets are located on Platform 2.|
|Pay phone||Cards and coins|
|Tourist information office|
|Bureau de change|
|Shops information||Coffee shop/café|
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|Helpline contact details||08001 971 329 or 18001 0800 197 1329 (Textphone)|
|Customer help points available|
|Staff help||Meeting point: Ticket office.|
|Staff help opening times||Monday to Friday: 08:30 to 17:15 Saturday: 08:30 to 16:55 Sunday: 10:10 to 16:30|
|Accessible ticket machines|
|Accessible ticket office counter|
|Ramp for train access|
|Accessible taxis||Contact local taxi companies for details of accessible taxis or member of staff|
|Accessible public pay phones||The public phones are not accessible|
|National key toilets|
|Step free access coverage||
Step Free Category B1 Station Step free access available to both platforms, access between platforms via level crossing to the north of the station.
|Impaired mobility set down|
|Disabled parking||Set down/drop off location is available at the station entrance. .Assisted Travel meeting point - Ticket Office main entrance. Please notify a member of staff.|
|Operator||APCOA Parking (UK) Limited|
|Contact details||0345 165 2030|
|Bus services available|
|Bus services information||Information to plan your onward journey is available in a printable format here|
|Cycle storage available|
|Storage location||Platform 2|
|Taxi rank available|
|Taxi rank information||Yes|
Paignton Railway Station serves the seaside town of Paignton in Devon and is one of three towns to make up the area of Torbay.
The station was built by the Dartmouth and Torbay Railway and opened in August 1859. The line was extended in 1910, and as a result, the platforms were lengthened to accommodate longer trains. Another expansion in 1924 saw a larger booking office built and new canopies erected over the platforms. Many structures are still standing today, with the old goods shed now being used as the ticket office.
Station facilities include a café to pick up a snack before your journey, toilets, with an accessible toilet and a waiting room to take shelter while waiting for your train.
You can reach Paignton railway station from a range of locations across the UK with CrossCountry. Popular routes to Paignton include Cheltenham to Paignton, Taunton to Paignton, Birmingham to Paignton and Bristol to Paignton.
Things to do in Paignton
Paignton is a traditional seaside town with gorgeous sandy beaches only a 10-minute walk from the railway station. On the beach, you’ll find the award-winning Paignton Pier filled with fun seaside arcade games and rides from bumper cars to water boats and a helter-skelter. You can also discover the famous Pier Café, award-winning Devon ice cream, and many other snack bars and cafés. Just off the beach is Pirates Bay adventure golf, perfect for getting all the family involved in and practising their mini-golf skills.
Take a step back in time with a 7-mile journey on a traditional steam train along the South Devon coastline. The Dartmouth Steam Railway runs from Dartmouth to Kingswear and takes around 30 minutes one way. You can board the steam train at Paignton railway station, and there is a range of tickets available, including the option to add on a ferry journey from Kingswear to Dartmouth.
Just outside of town and only a 20-minute walk from the station is Paignton Zoo. With over 2000 animals at the zoo, you’ll be sure to see your favourite animal up close. The zoo regularly hosts fun events for the whole family to enjoy, along with the educational centre and keeper talks; there is so much to learn and discover.
The town centre is perfect for rounding off your visit with some light shopping, from high street stores to local boutiques. There is also plenty of restaurants and cafes to explore in town if you’re feeling peckish...