Network Rail Dawlish station

Improvement work to close Dawlish Station car park next week

In the latest round of improvement work, Dawlish station car park will be closed next week to allow for resurfacing.

Train operator Great Western Railway is warning customer that there will be no parking spaces in the station car park off Richmond Place from the evening of 23 June, reopening on Monday 1 July.

GWR Station Manager for South Devon Stephanie Chapman said:

“Dawlish station has seen some great improvement over the last few months, including becoming fully accessible, and it is good to see this continue with the resurfacing of the car park.

“We do however need to warn customers that there will be no parking at Dawlish from Monday 24 to Monday 1 July, while this work is carried out, and we’re sorry for any inconvenience that will cause you.”

The works will see the car park resurfaced and repainting of the parking bays and is the latest in a round of improvement for the station, including: a new foot bridge and lifts making the station fully accessible; improving the distance between platforms and trains, while reconstructing the seaward platform; and multimillion pound resilience works to the sea wall as part of the South West Resilience Programme.

The work is due to be complete and the car park reopened for the start of service on Monday 1 July.

Contact Information

James Davis

Media Relations Manager

Great Western Railway

0845 410 4444

Notes to editors

First Greater Western Limited, trading as “Great Western Railway” (GWR), operates trains across the Great Western franchise area, which includes South Wales, the West Country, the Cotswolds, across southern England and into London. GWR provides high speed, commuter, regional and branch line train services, and before the covid-19 pandemic helped over 100 million passengers reach their destinations every year. GWR has been awarded a National Rail Contract to continue operating the Great Western network, which shall run up to 21 June 2025, with the potential for a further three years at the Secretary of State’s discretion. Find out more here: