Dockyard railway station

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Dockyard National Rail
Dockyard
A train to Gunnislake
Location
Place Devonport
Local authority Plymouth
Coordinates 50°22′57″N 4°10′34″W / 50.38246°N 4.17609°W / 50.38246; -4.17609Coordinates: 50°22′57″N 4°10′34″W / 50.38246°N 4.17609°W / 50.38246; -4.17609
Grid reference SX453558
Operations
Station code DOC
Managed by First Great Western
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2002/03 4,070
2004/05 Increase 5,088
2005/06 Decrease 4,895
2006/07 Increase 5,335
2007/08 Decrease 4,924
2008/09 Increase 5,280
2009/10 Increase 5,524
2010/11 Decrease 5,406
2011/12 Increase 7,716
2012/13 Decrease 7,400
History
Original company Great Western Railway
Opened 1905
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Dockyard from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Dockyard railway station is a First Great Western suburban station on the Cornish Main Line in Devonport, Plymouth, England. As the name implies it serves Devonport Dockyard. It is also served by trains on the Tamar Valley Line 1.75 miles (3 km) west of Plymouth.

Up platform in 1970.

History[edit]

This station was opened by the Great Western Railway on 1 June 1905, one of many halts built to combat the competition from electric trams.[1]

The Great Western Railway was nationalised into British Railways from 1 January 1948 which was in turn privatised in the 1990s.

Services[edit]

Dockyard is served by Tamar Valley Line services from Plymouth to Gunnislake,[2] and also by a few trains on the Cornish Main Line to and from Penzance, some of which continue eastwards beyond Plymouth towards Exeter St Davids.[3]

Trains only stop 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.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Devonport   First Great Western
Cornish Main Line
  Keyham
Devonport   First Great Western
Tamar Valley Line
  Keyham

Community railway[edit]

The railway from Plymouth to Gunnislake is designated as a community railway and is supported by marketing provided by the Devon and Cornwall Rail Partnership. The line is promoted under the "Tamar Valley Line" name. It is also part of the Dartmoor Sunday Rover network of integrated bus and rail routes.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Oakley, Mike (2007). Devon Railway Stations. Wimbourne: The Dovecote Press. ISBN 978-1-904349-55-6. 
  2. ^ "National Rail Timetable 139 (Summer 08)" (PDF). Network Rail. Retrieved 2008-05-30. 
  3. ^ "National Rail Timetable 135 (Summer 2008)" (PDF). Network Rail. Retrieved 2008-05-30. 

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