Torquay Train Station
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Torquay Train Station
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|Ticket office information||At foot of stairs on platform 2|
|Ticket office opening hours||Monday to Friday: 07:10 to 17:00 Sunday: 09:40 to 17:10 Saturday: 07:10 to 17:00|
|Self service ticket machines|
|Collection of pre-purchased tickets|
|British Transport Police||0800 40 50 40|
|Rail Replacement Service||Car park at the front of the station|
|Torquay station customer services||
Please visit GWR Help & Support. Or contact our social media team @gwrhelp.
|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||Platform 1 ticket hallTicket office hours|
|Refreshment facilities information||Coffee shop|
|Toilets information||Platform 1|
|Pay phone||Cards and coins|
|Public Wi-Fi||Connect to "GWR Free Station WiFi"|
|Tourist information office|
|Bureau de change|
|Shops information||Coffee shop|
We want everyone to travel with confidence. That is why, if you are planning on travelling on national rail services, you can request an assistance booking in advance - now up to 2 hours before your journey is due to start, any time of the day. For more information about Passenger Assist and how to request an assistance booking via Passenger Assist, please click here.
|Helpline contact details||08001 971 329 or 18001 0800 197 1329 (Textphone)|
|Customer help points available|
Meeting point: Ticket office. For assistance outside of the station staffing operating hours, please make your way on to the platform and make yourself know to the onboard staff.
|Staff help opening times||Monday to Friday: 07:10 to 17:00 Saturday: 07:00 to 17:00 Sunday: 09:40 to 17:10|
|Accessible ticket machines|
|Accessible ticket office counter|
|Ramp for train access|
|Accessible taxis||Accessible taxis are available. Please request staff assistance.|
|Accessible public pay phones||Station pay phones are not accessible|
|National key toilets|
|Step free access coverage||
Step-free category B1 station - “Some step-free access to all platforms.”- This station has a degree of step free access to the platforms. Each platform has step free access to either road or car park dependent on direction of travel (see station map). Footbridge link between platforms. There is step free access between platforms through walking on the public street.
Safety warning - Please be aware that this station has no tactile paving on the platform edge. Please take extra care when using this station.
|Impaired mobility set down|
|Disabled parking||Set- Down / Pick up Points are available at the station entrances to both platforms|
|Station Car Park|
|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 1|
|Taxi rank available|
|Taxi rank information||Yes|
Torquay is a town on the south coast of Devon which was formed from the amalgamation of three different boroughs; Torquay, Brixham, and Paignton. Also known as the English Riviera because of its warm climate, Torquay first became a popular holiday destination in the Victorian era.
Torquay Railway Station is on Rathmore Road and was first opened in 1859. The station was rebuilt in 1878 and extended in 1912, and it still serves the town today. The station was granted a Grade II Listed Building status, in 1986, in recognition of its architectural heritage.
Facilities at Torquay Railway Station include 66 car parking spaces, bicycle parking stands and six accessible spaces; the car park is also wheelchair friendly. The station is served by local buses making it easy to start or continue with your journey. There is also a waiting room and coffee shop within the station to relax while waiting for your train.
The station includes public toilets, which are accessible, and baby changing facilities on Platform 1. In line with our commitment to making travel accessible throughout the CrossCountry network, Torquay Railway Station provides step-free access and staff are available to help you on your journey.
Things to do in Torquay
Torquay’s stone-age legacy includes evidence of the oldest modern humans in Europe dating back 40,000 years. The Roman Empire also reached Devon, so there is plenty of local history to be found in this seaside town. The Torquay Museum has several local historical exhibits waiting to be discovered if you’re interested in the past.
We don’t know how much the Romans may have enjoyed the beautiful local beaches around Torquay, but the Victorians certainly did; In the late 1800s they discovered the joys of the English seaside and so there is nothing to stop you from making the most of them too when you visit. Torre Abbey Sands is the main beach in Torquay and is perfect for families, holidaymakers and swimmers.
Torquay Railway Station is perfectly located only minutes from the beach, and throughout the area, you can enjoy everything from jet-skis and powerboat rides to canoeing and kayaking. A little further east of the beach is the harbour and original quay from where the town takes its name.
Torquay pottery has developed a reputation over the years, and wares made from the local clay are popular with tourists as well as luxury retailers. It has even been sold by Liberty of London in the past. Visit the many pottery shops and find the perfect souvenir to remember your visit.
Torquay has also been home to some notable figures over the years. Agatha Christie, the world’s most translated novelist, was born here in 1890. The area provided inspiration for several of her novels . For example, her 1936 novel ‘The ABC Murders’ includes Elberry Cove and Princess Gardens. You can experience being in one of her novels yourself and follow the clues in the Agatha Christie Literary Trail all around town.
Don’t forget to take advantage of all the other entertainment, nightlife, shopping and restaurants while you are in town. Torquay has something for everyone.
There is lots more to find and experience in this Devonshire town, so book your journey with CrossCountry today.