Bugle railway station

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Bugle National Rail
Bugle
Location
Place Bugle
Local authority Cornwall
Coordinates 50°24′00″N 4°47′31″W / 50.4000°N 4.79196°W / 50.4000; -4.79196Coordinates: 50°24′00″N 4°47′31″W / 50.4000°N 4.79196°W / 50.4000; -4.79196
Grid reference SX017592
Operations
Station code BGL
Managed by First Great Western
Number of platforms 1
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2002/03 Steady 836
2004/05 Increase 1,362
2005/06 Increase 1,661
2006/07 Increase 1,691
2007/08 Decrease 1,557
2008/09 Increase 2,508
2009/10 Increase 3,694
2010/11 Decrease 3,650
2011/12 Increase 5,902
2012/13 Increase 6,762
History
Original company Cornwall Minerals Ry
Pre-grouping Great Western Railway
Post-grouping Great Western Railway
1876 Opened
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Bugle from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Bugle railway station on the Atlantic Coast Line serves the village of Bugle in Cornwall, England.

History[edit]

Bugle station circa 1910.

The first railway here was a horse-worked line from Par Harbour to "near the Bugle Inn" at Molinnis. It was built by Joseph Treffry and opened on 18 May 1847.

On 1 June 1874 a new line was opened by the Cornwall Minerals Railway. Running beyond Par to Fowey, and continuing past Molinnis to join up with another of Treffry's tramways to Newquay. A passenger service was introduced on 20 June 1876 when a station with a single platform on the north side of the line was provided at Bugle.

The line from Bugle eastwards to Goonbarrow Junction was doubled on 20 July 1930, with the new line passing behind the platform to create an island platform. From 29 November 1964 the original line was only used only for freight trains to reach the Carbis branch. This meant that all passenger trains now use the 1930 platform face. The Carbis branch closed on 25 August 1989 leaving just a single track through the station and all the way to Newquay, which sets the low frequency of train service which is possible on the branch.

Services[edit]

Trains on the Par to Newquay branch line stop at Bugle on request – this means that passengers alighting here must tell the conductor that they wish to do so, and those waiting to join must signal clearly to the driver as the train approaches. Passengers may change at Par for services on the Cornish Main Line, however a few branch line services run through from and to Plymouth.

On peak summer Saturdays there is no service as the line is worked to capacity by long-distance trains bringing holidaymakers to Newquay. There are three trains each way on winter Sundays.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Luxulyan   First Great Western
Atlantic Coast Line
  Roche

Community rail[edit]

The trains between Par and Newquay are designated as a community rail service and is supported by marketing provided by the Devon and Cornwall Rail Partnership. The line is promoted under the "Atlantic Coast Line" name. The Bugle Inn is part of the Atlantic Coast Line rail ale trail.

References[edit]

The station in 1964
  • Bennett, Alan (1988). The Great Western Railway in Mid Cornwall. Southampton: Kingfisher Railway Publications. ISBN 0-946184-53-4. 
  • Cooke, RA (1977). Track Layout Diagrams of the GWR and BR WR, Section 11: East Cornwall. Harwell: RA Cooke. 
  • Vaughan, John (1991). The Newquay Branch and its Branches. Sparkford: Haynes/Oxford Publishing Company. ISBN 0-86093-470-5.