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Written by Tim Squires - 18 Apr 2013
last update by Tim Squires - 07 Jan 2015
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Location notes
A small two platform station on the Great Western Main Line located in the city of Exeter.
Railway type and traffic
First Great Western HST's, and units from Classes 143, 150, 153 and, occasionally, 158. Also CrossCountry Voyagers with a few HSTs a day thrown into the mix.
Freight is limited to occasional china clay and engineers workings.
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RTT Link Exeter St Thomas
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Environment
An unstaffed two platform station close to Exeter city centre, tends to get busy when a train is due, but pretty quiet otherwise, safe enough, but prone to attracting homeless people and youths later in the day. Weather protection consists of open fronted shelters.
Road directions
Located just off the bustling Cowick Street in Exeter's St Thomas area, which is signposted around Exeter.

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Exeter St Thomas map co-ordinates
Parking
Nothing dedicated to the station, there is a shopping centre near the station that may provide parking, albeit at a cost!
Public transport
Exeter has a great park and ride system, which is signposted from the major roads into the city, it runs to the city centre from where there are plenty of buses to St Thomas. Meanwhile the station has an hourly service to and from Exeter St Davids/Exmouth and Paignton which increases to half hourly at peak times.

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Amenities
Nothing on the station itself, but plenty of pubs and takeaways on the adjacent Cowick Street, as well as a Pizza Hut just in front of the station.
Accommodation
Exeter has plenty of good quality accommodation for most budgets.
Sun Compass
Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
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Exeter St Thomas

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Streetmap links
Exeter St Thomas general view map
Exeter St Thomas close up map

Windows Local Live Link - image quality may vary
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Photographic notes
The best angle is looking north at down trains, for which the light is best in the early to mid afternoon, looking south from the down platform is a good view but you're likely to have areas of shadow from all positions if the sun is out, or there's a very tight shot looking south from the up platform. Video will be best towards the platform ends, you'll probably get noise from passengers otherwise.


General views - All photographs © Tim Squires unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking north


Fig 1 - Looking north


Fig 2 - Looking north west


Fig 2 - Looking north west


Fig 3 - Looking south


Fig 3 - Looking south


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