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Written by Tom Cripps - 17 Feb 2016
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Location notes
The crossing is on the Great Western Mainline from London Paddington to Penzance, around half a mile South of Tiverton Parkway station, Devon.
The nearest City is Exeter to the South West and Tiverton to the immediate West.
Railway type and traffic
The foot crossing is located on the GWML. Due to this positioning, on typical weekday, you can expect to see TOCs CrossCountry and Great Western Railway.
CrossCountry operate through the location with services from Penzance/Plymouth/Exeter St David's to Birmingham New Street/Aberdeen/Glasgow Central/Manchester. These trains consist of class 220 Voyager and class 221 Super Voyager DEMUs with the occasional class 43 HST added in for good measure. As far as Great Western Railway are concerned, you can expect services from Penzance/Plymouth/Exeter St David's to Bristol Parkway/Taunton/Cardiff Central/London Paddington.
The company's 'Night Riviera' sleeper train also passes here.
Environment
The foot crossing remote to say the least. It is around half a mile South of Tiverton Parkway but very easy to walk to and from. It's in open fields however there is the M5 motorway near to where you will be. The area on the M5 side is home (or was) to a rather lively Bull, however it is fenced off. On the rural side, the crossing leads directly to a field via a style. There is no shelter so bring an umbrella!
Road directions


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Tiverton Foot Crossing map co-ordinates
Parking
You are best off leaving your car in the car park at Tiverton Parkway.
Public transport
Your best bet is to alight at Tiverton Parkway railway station. Once there, walk to Platform 1 and follow the signs that say 'Willand Way, Taunton and Tiverton'. A brisk walk along here will take you direct to the crossing.
If you have the inclination the location is also on National Cycle Route 3.

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Amenities
There are no facilities bar those at Tiverton Parkway.
Sun Compass
Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
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Tiverton Foot Crossing

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Tiverton Foot Crossing general view map
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Photographic notes
The light is best any time, due to lack of shadows and the probable Sun. Pointing Southbound is worst as you're basically pointing directly into the Sun.
Videographers - it's probably best not to do this due to the fact the location is next to the busy M5


General views - All photographs © Tom Cripps unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking north


Fig 1 - Looking north


Fig 2 - Looking north


Fig 2 - Looking north


Fig 3 - Looking north


Fig 3 - Looking north


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