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“old, quaint station”

Torquay Railway Station
Ranked #22 of 63 things to do in Torquay
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“old, quaint station”
Reviewed July 1, 2014

The station buildings have changed very little on the outside since it opened in the 19th century and has a old-fashioned feel about the place. There is an excellent café on the arrivals platform where the booking office can also be found. The taxi rank is also located via the booking hall to the right as you leave the station building. Seating is located on both platforms. However whilst there is a footbridge linking the two platforms, access for passengers with mobility difficulties is only available via the nearby road bridge if needing to transfer from one platform to the other. As I always book in advance, I always ask the taxi drivers (who I find very helpful) to drop me at what's known as departures when travelling towards Newton Abbot as this avoids the road bridge.
I should like to also state that the station staff are very helpful and show great patience with all passengers but I would recommend booking assistance in advance.

Visited June 2014
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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“Rail Good Experience”
Reviewed May 28, 2014

A large airy and clean station with good facilities. Staff are on duty most of the day and are helpful in assisting with travel arrangements and any queries. The toilets have been modernised. A cafe is available for refreshments. Plenty of taxi's if you need one.

Visited May 2014
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Derby, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Dated”
Reviewed April 22, 2014

This is a small station and not many staff on, nothing to clear either for ways of maybe getting hold of a taxi, its a free for all outside the station.

Visited May 2013
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Torquay Railway station,has a lot of old fashioned charm to it”
Reviewed November 6, 2013

Torquay Railway station,is one of those old fashioned railway stations which to me,look like it had been built during the Victorian era.AS another TripAdvisor reviewer has point out,two main tracks does separate the two main platforms.The first platform is mainly use for incoming trains and the second platform for outgoing trains.
To get onto the second platform you have to walk over a bridge to get to it once you come into railway station itself.
I was only there for about 20 minutes when i arrived into Torquay for my Holiday Break.I cant comment on the toilet facilities as i didn't use them.I did however buy a weekend paper from the cafe that is there.
The taxi rank is parked outside,where taxis of the locality pull up.
My tripadvisor advisor is make sure before you travelling to torquay to get a list of local taxi company phone nos.That way when you arrive,you can phone one of them when you arrive at Torquay Railway station,especially if you have a lot of luggage or a heavy case.

Visited October 2013
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Walsall, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“A Station with history.”
Reviewed September 19, 2013

Torquay's station has a lot of charm and remains mainly unchanged from that bygone era,Two tracks separate the two platforms,One incoming and one outgoing.It's easy to imagine how many famous people may have used this station to get to Torquay at the turn of the century.

Visited September 2013
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