Callington railway station

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Callington
Location
Place Callington
Area Cornwall
Operations
Pre-grouping Plymouth, Devonport and South Western Junction Railway
Post-grouping Southern Railway
History
7 Nov. 1966 Closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
A B C D–F G H–J K–L M–O P–R S T–V W–Z
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The site of Callington Station, near to Kelly Bray, Cornwall 2 May 1987.

Callington railway station was a railway station in the village of Kelly Bray one mile north of the centre of the small town of Callington, Cornwall, built by the Plymouth, Devonport and South Western Junction Railway, but operated by the London and South Western Railway. It was the terminus of a branch line from Bere Alston, and the station closed in 1966.[1] The Tamar Valley Line still operates services from Bere Alston with services terminating 5 miles (8 km) to the east at Gunnislake railway station. The now-closed section of line north of Gunnislake was remote from local communities and relatively slow compared to the competing roads (Callington had good bus services to Saltash and Plymouth which the landscape has denied Gunnislake) which limited traffic levels. The gradients and alignment were ironically better than the surviving section south of Gunnislake.[2]

A small locomotive depot was also built by the PD&SWJR at the station in 1872. This remained in use until closure in 1964.

References[edit]

  1. ^ List of closed railway stations in Britain: C
  2. ^ Mitchell, Vic (1996). Southern Main Lines: Tavistock to Plymouth. Midhurst: Middleton Press. p. 27. ISBN 1 873793 88 X. 

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Coordinates: 50°31′10″N 4°18′51″W / 50.51958°N 4.31423°W / 50.51958; -4.31423