From 1879 Bude's nearest railway station

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From 1879 Bude's nearest railway station

Post by jancancook on Sat Nov 12, 2011 10:13 pm

From 1879 Bude's nearest railway station was at Holsworthy, ten miles away. The railway came to Bude itself in 1898.[10] The line was built by the London and South Western Railway, but was incorporated into the Southern Railway in 1923 and British Railways in 1948.
Bude railway station was served by the Atlantic Coast Express, providing a direct service to/from London (Waterloo); the "ACE" was discontinued in 1964. Bude station and the entire Bude branch line closed on 1 October 1966 as part of the Beeching Axe.
Bude now finds itself rather distant from the rail network. Barnstaple (35 miles north east) and Bodmin Parkway (32 miles south) are the nearest National Rail stations. There is also a "rail link" coach service that runs from Exeter St Davids railway station to Bude Strand via Okehampton and Holsworthy.

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