St Budeaux Ferry Road railway station

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St Budeaux Ferry Road National Rail
St Budeaux Ferry Road
Looking west
Location
Place St Budeaux
Local authority Plymouth
Coordinates 50°24′05″N 4°11′12″W / 50.40141°N 4.18680°W / 50.40141; -4.18680Coordinates: 50°24′05″N 4°11′12″W / 50.40141°N 4.18680°W / 50.40141; -4.18680
Grid reference SX446580
Operations
Station code SBF
Managed by First Great Western
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2002/03 987
2004/05 Decrease 969
2005/06 Increase 1,015
2006/07 Increase 1,037
2007/08 Increase 1,199
2008/09 Decrease 1,144
2009/10 Increase 1,540
2010/11 Increase 2,326
2011/12 Increase 3,552
2012/13 Increase 3,822
History
Original company Great Western Railway
Opened 1904
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at St Budeaux Ferry Road from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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St Budeaux Ferry Road railway station is a suburban railway station in St Budeaux, Plymouth, England. It is served by First Great Western services during the rush hour only. The vast majority of services pass through non stop due to the proximity of Victoria Road station - the entrances to the two stations are directly opposite each other. To the west the line singles and crosses into Cornwall on the Royal Albert Bridge.

The station is unstaffed with step-free access to both platforms.

History[edit]

The station was opened by the Great Western Railway on 1 June 1904[1] as St Budeaux Platform, renamed St Budeaux Ferry Road to avoid confusion with the London and South Western Railway St Budeaux Victoria Road station.

The reason for the separate stations is due to the two railways taking different routes into the city. A junction was laid between the two lines during World War II and the London and South Western Railway line between Victoria Road and Plymouth closed in the 1960s.

Services[edit]

Ferry Road is served by a few First Great Western trains on the Cornish Main Line to and from Penzance, some of which continue eastwards from Plymouth towards Exeter St Davids.[2]

A more frequent service to Plymouth operates from Victoria Road.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Keyham   First Great Western
Cornish Main Line
  Saltash

References[edit]

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

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. "St Budeaux Ferry Road Station". Encyclopedia of Plymouth History. Plymouth Data. Retrieved 2008-08-22. [dead link]

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