Wikipedia Digby and Sowton railway station is on the Avocet Line in Devon, England. The station is unstaffed and an automated ticket machine sells tickets for immediate travel. A small station known as Clyst St Mary and Digby Halt was opened by the London and South Western Railway on 1 June 1908 to serve Clyst St Mary and Digby Hospital. The 120 foot (37 m) long platforms were built from old railway sleepers. It was closed by the new British Railways on 27 September 1948. The present Digby and Sowton station was funded by Devon County Council and Tesco Stores Limited; construction began on 9 November 1994 and it opened on 23 May 1995. It is situated about 380 yards (350 m) south of the site of the old station to serve new housing on the site of the now closed psychiatric hospital, and also a light industrial estate at nearby Sowton. 

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Exeter Memories The London and South Western Railway opened a halt known as the Clyst St Mary and Digby Halt on the Exmouth line on the 1 June 1908. 


Great Scenic Railways The Avocet Line between Exeter and Exmouth hugs the Exe Estuary for much of its route and offers some excellent views, particularly for those who enjoy bird watching.

There are plenty of places to visit along the route of the line. Estuary-side settlements such as Topsham and Exmouth are very easy to get to by train. Topsham is a delight for those who enjoy a bit of retail therapy, and Exmouth has plenty to offer those who like traditional seaside towns and water sports. 


Devon & Cornwall Rail Partnership With 1.8 million journeys made in 2016 alone, the Avocet Line provides a vital link between Exeter and Exmouth for commuters, students and visitors alike.

The Avocet Line received its formal designation as a community rail line in 2012. Since then, the line has been supported by the Devon and Cornwall Rail Partnership and has continued to go from strength to strength. This has included the opening of Devon’s first new station in two decades at Newcourt, and continuing growth in passenger numbers. 


Travel Devon - Train There are regular local train services linking many parts of Devon, with some superb scenic journeys.

The Riviera Line links Exeter, Dawlish, Teignmouth, Newton Abbot and Torbay, with excellent views of the Exe and Teign Estuaries and out to sea. Visit the Riviera Line website to find out more about times and prices, great discounts and how to buy your ticket.

The Tarka Line runs from Barnstaple to Exeter, while the Avocet Line links Exmouth and Exeter and the Tamar Valley Line runs from Plymouth to Bere Alston and Gunnislake.

For ideas for days out on the scenic railways of Devon visit 

View all Railway Stations in Devon on our Devon Rail Network Map 


Network Rail Our Western route stretches from London Paddington to Penzance, through Bristol and up to the boundaries with Wales, the Cotswolds and Hampshire
We operate, maintain and are renewing more than 2,000 miles of railway, including the historic Great Western Main Line, conceived by Isambard Kingdom Brunel. There are 198 stations on the route, and we manage London Paddington, Reading and Bristol Temple Meads stations.

Following a 10 year, multi-billion-pound upgrade programme, we now operate electric services between the west of England and London for the first time. Working with partners, we have exciting plans to continue modernising the railway for the benefit of passengers and freight in every area we represent. 

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