Totnes Train Station
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|Ticket office opening hours||Monday to Friday: 07:25 to 16:10 Saturday: 07:25 to 15:45 Sunday: 09:25 to 17:00|
|Self service ticket machines|
|Collection of pre-purchased tickets|
|British Transport Police||0800 40 50 40|
|Rail Replacement Service||Car park near Platform 1. 'Park side' car park|
|Totnes 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||Both Platforms|
|Refreshment facilities information||Coffee shop/café on Platform 2. This café is not accessible.|
|Toilets information||Both platforms.|
|Pay phone||Cards and coins|
|Public Wi-Fi||Connect to "GWR Free Station WiFi"|
|Tourist information office|
|Bureau de change|
|Shops information||Coffee shop/café on Platform 2. This café is not accessible.|
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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: 05:30 to 21:15 Saturday: 05:30 to 21:15 Sunday: 08:15 to 20:15|
|Accessible ticket machines|
|Accessible ticket machines information||Accessible ticket machines are located at the station entrance by the ticket office.|
|Accessible ticket office counter|
|Accessible ticket office counter information||Low-level accessible counter is available.|
|Ramp for train access|
|Accessible taxis||Accessible taxis are available. Please request staff assistance.|
|Accessible public pay phones||The publci phones at this station are not accessible|
|National key toilets|
|Step free access coverage||Whole Station Step Free Category A Station - This station has step free access to both platforms via a liftbridge|
|Impaired mobility set down|
|Disabled parking||Set- Down / Pick up Points are available at the entrance 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 type||Stands/cycle storage boxes|
|Storage location||Platform 1|
|Taxi rank available|
|Taxi rank information||Taxi Rank: Taxi rank is available adajacent platform 1 entrance. If you require an accessible taxi please approach a member of staff.|
|Airport information||Air Port Link Please change at Reading for Heathrow and Gatwick links and Bristol Temple Meads for Bristol Airport.|
|Port information||Change at Plymouth.|
Totnes is a market town in the heart of South Devon, situated at the head of the estuary of the River Dart. With stunning local scenery, thanks to the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Totnes is a quintessential British town – perfect for a weekend day trip, a mini-break, or an afternoon stroll.
Totnes railway station has been serving the people of Devon since 1847 when it was opened as a part of the Exeter to Plymouth line by the South Devon Railway Company. The station continued to expand, servicing more stations on more lines over time. Totnes is set upon the estuary of the River Dart, making it an ideal location for freight services as well as passenger trains. In the past, a freight-only branch line ran directly to the quay at Totnes wharf to transport goods around the local area and more widely across the region. The bridge which carried this line is still visible, so be sure to look out for this piece of history on your visit!
When the Great Western Railway was nationalised in 1948, it became part of the Western Region of British Railways. This prompted some changes to be made to local services, wherein passenger services to Ashburton were withdrawn, and the line later closed entirely. Soon after, in the 1960s, general goods traffic was also withdrawn. In 1983, a new station building was constructed to replace the temporary buildings that had been erected following a fire in 1962.
Totnes railway station connects the Devon town to many other towns, villages, and cities in the local area and further afield nationwide. Currently, the station operates services from both Great Western Railway and CrossCountry. Popular routes on CrossCountry include Penzance to Totnes, Exeter to Totnes, Bristol to Totnes, Manchester to Totnes, and even Aberdeen to Totnes.
At Totnes train station, facilities include free public Wi-Fi, a coffee shop, toilets on both platforms, accessible toilets, baby changing facilities, waiting rooms, bicycle parking, and a car park which is open 24/7.
Things to do in Totnes
Totnes is a town packed with endless options on ways to spend your days – whether you like a relaxed weekend of cafes and museums or prefer getting out into nature and getting involved in exciting activities. However you like to spend your time, Totnes has something for you to enjoy.
Dating back to 907 AD, the town of Totnes is deeply historical and has a fascinating local heritage. Totnes is therefore home to historic buildings and monuments marking the local history, so a day spent exploring local culture and heritage in Totnes is an interesting one. The first stop on your historical tour of Totnes has to be the Norman motte and bailey castle, with views of Totnes and the River Dart. For a very different view of Totnes’ heritage, why not check out the Totnes Fashion & Textile Museum located on the high street in a Grade I listed building? This museum is home to the Devonshire Collection of Period Costumes, as well as tens of thousands of items of clothing, accessories, and fashion pieces dating back as far as 1650.
Situated in South Devon’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Totnes is also a stunningly beautiful place to spend the day exploring nature, spotting wildlife, and resetting yourself from modern life. From peaceful strolls along the River Dart, kayaking, and canoeing to riverboat excursions and wildlife trails; there are plenty of ways to get outdoors in Totnes!