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Built by the London and South West Railway in 1860, Axminster station serves the small town of Axminster in rural Devon. Dating back to around 300 BC, the town lies on two Roman roads and boasts the beautiful Cloakham Lawns, as well as a large sports centre, several churches, a historical library and an array of shops and supermarkets. The station runs regular hourly services to both Exeter St. Davids and London Waterloo, from Platforms 1 and 2 respectively. It has undergone several major redevelopments over the years, culminating in a £20 million refurbishment which saw the creation of a brand new platform, as well as an additional footbridge, waiting area and modern signal box – the old station building was also repurposed as a cafe. December 2012 saw Rail Gourmet establish a satellite centre at the station; if you’re on a morning service to Waterloo, you’ll see their staff offering an ‘at seat’ catering service.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:15 - 17:00
Saturday 07:15 - 13:05
Sunday Closed
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelPart time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Lost PropertyAvailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
Station Buffet notes
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Baby changeAvailable
WiFi notes

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Web kioskUnavailable
Customer Service notes
Please contact our Customer Service Centre on 0345 6000 650
Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Car parking spaces100
Carpark charges
Three Monthly£138.00
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces10
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes

There is step free access to Platform One.

The lift is operational 24 hours a day

Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable
Accessible taxisunknown
Accessible taxis notes

Need to pre-book

The main station building contains a manned ticket counter – additional automated ticket machines are located outside the building. There is another entrance located to the right of the ticket hall, next to the station cafe, which offers direct access to Platform 1 (towards Exeter). A raised walkway connects Platforms 1 and 2 (towards London). Platform 2 has toilet facilities, bench seating, a bike rack and a customer help point.

Departures and arrivals from Axminster

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Axminster station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to London WaterlooSouth Western Railway05:522On time
to Exeter St David'sSouth Western Railway05:521On time
to BasingstokeSouth Western Railway06:312On time
to Exeter St David'sSouth Western Railway06:571On time
to BasingstokeSouth Western Railway07:232On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Exeter St David'sSouth Western Railway05:512On time
from HonitonSouth Western Railway06:302On time
from Gillingham (Dorset)South Western Railway06:431On time
from Exeter St David'sSouth Western Railway07:222On time
from Lyme Regis via First Bus X51/53First Group Bus07:22Scheduled
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