Members of Kings Nympton, Chulmleigh, Burrington and our Parish Councils are working together to try to get GWR to allow more trains to stop at Kings Nympton.

Kings Nympton Station is a request stop station, as are most of the stations on the Tarka line, but although during the week 17 trains travel between Exeter and Barnstaple each day only 6 will stop on request at Kings Nympton. At present all trains stop at Umberleigh (on request) and Eggesford and a lot of people will use these stations in preference to Kings Nympton because of the increased flexibility that gives them.

We are trying to gauge the support for this idea and see how many people might use Kings Nympton station on more occasions if more trains were to stop there. We realise this may be difficult to achieve but it is worth a try. Martin Pailthorpe from Kings Nympton Parish Council has set up a Friends of Kings Nympton Station Facebook group (

Please post any comments you may have to this group, or you can email them to Councillor Malcolm Neal (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). You can also join the Facebook group to follow any developments if you wish.