Our Stations


Buckfastleigh station is the headquarters of the line and hosts the line’s workshops, sheds and offices. The station has a large, free car park and there are modern toilets in the Refreshment Rooms, which include baby changing facilities, and on the platform. There is also has a well-stocked gift and model shop and the Refreshment Rooms serve freshly prepared meals, snacks and drinks.

The station has easy access for wheelchairs, including ramps to access the trains, and reserved parking close to the platform.

There is plenty of free car parking at Buckfastleigh station and coach parking features a large turning circle and close, level access to the platform.

Dartmoor Otters & Buckfast Butterflies is adjacent to the SDR station.


Staverton is a delightful, unspoilt country station that has remained largely unchanged for 100 years.

It is typical small wayside station that served the nearby village as well as the adjoining mill and local farms, some of which used to produce Devon cider. If you have time, stop off here and take a walk and enjoy this tranquil spot and its 15th century river bridge

Staverton station has a very small car park and is best accessed by train.

There are a number of delightful riverside walks. Ask at the station for details.

On selected days during the season, the Staverton Buffet Car is open for a delicious selection of teas, coffees, drinks and snacks. It is also open on certain special event days.

Nappers Halt

A small halt exists here that auto-trains serve on selected days. 

Nappers Halt is a request stop. Passengers wishing to alight should advise the driver or guard before the train leaves the previous station. Passengers wishing to board should give a clear hand-signal to the driver from the platform.

Totnes Riverside

Our award winning station at Totnes Riverside was originally a green field, branch line trains having run into the main line station in GWR and British Railways days.

What you see today has been built up from buildings rescued from all over the West Country. For instance, the station building is from Toller Porcorum on the former GWR Bridport branch in Dorset, the canopy is from Axbridge station in Somerset and the signal box was at Cradley Heath in the West Midlands. The corrugated iron hut came from Bovey Tracey on the GWR Moretonhampstead branch in Devon and the small lamp hut came from about 20 yards away next to the site of the original Ashburton Junction signal box by the junction of our line and the main line.

Adjacent to the station is the award winning Totnes Rare Breeds Farm (3 Great Attractions joint tickets available), which is definitely well worth a visit. Here you can see rare breeds of sheep and goats, owls, poultry, ducks, doves and domesticated animals too. The farm also has a coffee shop overlooking the station where you buy meals, snacks, teas and coffee.

Totnes is one of Devon’s most visited towns with a great choice of places to visit, interesting shops and historic buildings including the Guild Hall and Totnes Castle.

Our station at Totnes is linked to the Network Rail main line station and the town by a network of footpaths. It is around 450m from the main line station and a walk of about 20 minutes to and from the town.

From Mondays to Fridays, regular Bob The Bus ‘Hail & Ride’ buses link the main line station with the town. Check the website for times, see the posters or pick up a leaflet at our stations.

There are a number of public car parks in Totnes.

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Totnes Station Information 8th August to 1st September

Totnes Footpath Diversion

Essential railway bridge repairs by Network Rail will mean that there will be a diversionary walking route between Totnes main line station and the South Devon Railway’s Totnes Riverside station and the Totnes Rare Breeds Farm . The works are scheduled to last between 8th August and 1st September.