Keyham railway station

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Keyham National Rail
Keyham
Location
Place Keyham
Local authority Plymouth
Coordinates 50°23′24″N 4°10′47″W / 50.39008°N 4.17984°W / 50.39008; -4.17984Coordinates: 50°23′24″N 4°10′47″W / 50.39008°N 4.17984°W / 50.39008; -4.17984
Grid reference SX451567
Operations
Station code KEY
Managed by First Great Western
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
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Annual rail passenger usage*
2002/03 8,957
2004/05 Decrease 6,374
2005/06 Increase 7,594
2006/07 Increase 7,976
2007/08 Decrease 5,055
2008/09 Increase 5,648
2009/10 Decrease 5,016
2010/11 Increase 6,330
2011/12 Increase 7,708
2012/13 Decrease 6,540
2013/14 Increase 7,100
History
Original company Great Western Railway
Opened 1900
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Keyham from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Keyham railway station is a suburban railway station in the city of Plymouth, Devon, England. It is served by First Great Western services between Plymouth and Gunnislake, and a very few on the Cornish Main Line to Saltash and beyond.

The entrance is on the down platform, served by trains to Gunnislake and Cornwall. The up platform, reached by a footbridge, is served by trains to Plymouth.

The station is close to the Devonport dockyard.

History[edit]

Keyham railway station from a Gunnislake-bound train in 1970.

The station was opened by the Great Western Railway on 1 June 1900.[1] The goods facilities were used for marshalling trains to and from the Cornwall Railway branch into the naval dockyard, opened on 20 June 1867, which enters the dockyard between the station and Weston Mill viaduct.[2]

The Cornwall Railway was amalgamated into the Great Western Railway on 1 July 1889.

Services[edit]

Keyham is served by Tamar Valley Line services from Plymouth to Gunnislake,[3] and by a few trains on the Cornish Main Line to and from Penzance, some of which continue eastwards towards Exeter St Davids.[4]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Dockyard   First Great Western
Cornish Main Line
  St Budeaux Ferry Road
Dockyard   First Great Western
Tamar Valley Line
  St Budeaux Victoria Road


Community railway[edit]

The railway from Plymouth to Gunnislake is designated as the "Tamar Valley Line" community railway and is supported by marketing provided by the Devon and Cornwall Rail Partnership. It is 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. ^ Burkhalter, Paul (1996). Devonport Dockyard Railway. Truro: Twelveheads Press. ISBN 0-906294-37-1. 
  3. ^ "National Rail Timetable 139 (Summer 2008)" (PDF). Network Rail. Retrieved 2008-05-30. 
  4. ^ "National Rail Timetable 135 (Summer 2008)" (PDF). Network Rail. Retrieved 2008-05-30. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Beck, Keith; Copsey, John (1990). The Great Western in South Devon. Didcot: Wild Swan Publication. ISBN 0-906867-90-8. 
  • Cooke, R A (1979). Track Layout Diagrams of the GWR and BR WR: Section 12, Plymouth. Harwell: R A Cooke. 
  • Crozier, Larry (2000). Mechanical Signalling in Plymouth. Wallasey: Signalling Record Society. ISBN 1-873228-18-X. 
  • Jacobs, Gerald (2005). Railway Track Diagrams Book 3: Western. Bradford-on-Avon: Trackmaps. ISBN 0-9549866-1-X. 
  • Leitch, Russell (2002). Plymouth's Railways in the 1930s. Peterborough: Railway Correspondence and Travel Society. ISBN 0-901115-91-6. 
  • Mosley, Brian. "Keyham Station". Encyclopedia of Plymouth History. Plymouth Data. Retrieved 2008-08-22. [dead link]

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