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Trains to Dawlish chug along the east coast of Devon, passing over the Colonnade Viaduct and through a network of tunnels cut into striking red cliffs. All in all, it's not a bad way to arrive in this beautiful seaside town. The station is built on the sea wall, which has not been without its pitfalls - it has suffered storm damage over the years, most recently in 2014 when the wall was breached and the rail line shut for several weeks. The present station building opened in 1875, but rail arrived in Dawlish in 1846, beginning the town's transition from a frugal fishing village to a top-notch seaside resort for Victorian holidaymakers. The coast remains its key attraction today, with the beach just a two-minute walk from the station. The town centre is similarly pleasant, with plenty of independent shops to browse in and scenic walks along Dawlish Water and the South West Coast Path.

Station details & facilities

The main entrance is at road level on Richmond Place. This opens onto a ticket hall with stairs leading up to platform 2 (towards Exmouth and Exeter). A side entrance offers step-free access to the platform via a ramp, but platform 1 (towards Paignton and Plymouth) can only be accessed by footbridge. There are toilets and a waiting room on platform 2 and shelters on platform 1, and a ticket machine and cycle storage can be found at the front of the station.

Departures and arrivals from Dawlish

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Dawlish station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to PaigntonGreat Western Railway14:38On time
to PaigntonGreat Western Railway14:442On time
to PaigntonGreat Western Railway14:501On time
to PaigntonGreat Western Railway15:232On time
to PaigntonGreat Western Railway15:301On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from ExmouthGreat Western Railway14:37On time
from ExmouthGreat Western Railway14:432On time
from ExmouthGreat Western Railway14:501On time
from ExmouthGreat Western Railway15:232On time
from ExmouthGreat Western Railway15:291On time
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