Quintrell Downs railway station
|Looking east from the level crossing|
|Managed by||First Great Western|
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|Original company||Great Western Railway|
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|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Quintrell Downs from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
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Quintrell Downs railway station serves the village of Quintrell Downs in Cornwall, United Kingdom. The station is 4 km (2½ miles) to the east of Newquay on the Atlantic Coast Line. This station is operated by First Great Western who also provide the rail service.
The first railway here was a horse-worked line from Newquay Harbour to Hendra Crazey. It was built by Joseph Treffry and completed in 1849. The Cornwall Minerals Railway opened its line from Fowey to St Dennis Junction on 1 June 1874, where it connected with Treffry's Newquay Railway. Although a siding was provided at an early date, the station at Quintrell Downs was not, however, opened until 2 October 1911, by which time the line was part of the Great Western Railway.
Passengers can 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 trains do not stop at Quintrell Downs as the line is worked to capacity by long-distance trains bringing holidaymakers to Newquay. There are three trains each way on winter Sundays.
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|St Columb Road||First Great Western
Atlantic Coast Line
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.
- 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.
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