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Train from Torquay to Paddington

Winnipeg, Canada
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Train from Torquay to Paddington

Hello - just wondering about changing trains in Newton Abbot. The fasted way seems to be with a train change in Newton Abbot. Is 8 minutes enough time to get from Platform 1 to Platform 3 at Newton Abbot? Can't tell how far these really are from each other.

Thank you.

Wiltshire, United...
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1. Re: Train from Torquay to Paddington

As long as the incoming train is on time no problem, it's across a bridge so up, about 35m and then down, and will take 2-3 minutes. If there are mobility issues might take longer but talk to the operator to pre-organise assistance. nationalrail.co.uk/stations_destinations/…

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2. Re: Train from Torquay to Paddington

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There is a pedestrian bridge between the platforms with stairs and lifts/elevators.

You really shouldn't have a problem.

Wales, United...
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3. Re: Train from Torquay to Paddington

It's plenty of time provided that the train is on time. It will take the average person a couple of minutes to cross from one platform to another.

Winnipeg, Canada
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4. Re: Train from Torquay to Paddington

Thank you. I guess the next question would be are these trains usually on time? Or are delays normal?

Wiltshire, United...
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5. Re: Train from Torquay to Paddington

The latest statistics are that the local train in Devon averages 95% on time and the service onto London averages 90% on time. That indicates you are more likely to get to Newton Abbot on time than your train to leave is to be on time. Never say never, but the odds are heavily in your favour!!

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6. Re: Train from Torquay to Paddington

And it wouldn't matter much anyway because if the train from Torquay is delayed or cancelled, staff (either at Torquay station, on the train or at the office on platform 3 at Newton Abbot) will endorse your tickets you can catch the next London train.

That said, when I travel from Torquay to London I often aim for the 11.38 or 14.19, which are direct trains.

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7. Re: Train from Torquay to Paddington

There are advantages to taking the direct train, even though a change in Newton Abbot is usually pretty easy.

8. Re: Train from Torquay to Paddington

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