Bugle railway station

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Bugle National Rail
Buglefrombridge.jpg
Location
PlaceBugle
Local authorityCornwall
Coordinates50°24′00″N 4°47′31″W / 50.400°N 4.792°W / 50.400; -4.792Coordinates: 50°24′00″N 4°47′31″W / 50.400°N 4.792°W / 50.400; -4.792
Grid referenceSX017592
Operations
Station codeBGL
Managed byGreat Western Railway
Number of platforms1
DfT categoryF1
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2014/15Decrease 5,554
2015/16Decrease 4,342
2016/17Increase 4,462
2017/18Increase 4,766
2018/19Increase 5,616
History
Original companyCornwall Minerals Ry
Pre-groupingGreat Western Railway
Post-groupingGreat Western Railway
1876Opened
National RailUK railway stations
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
  • Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Bugle from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

Bugle railway station serves the village of Bugle in Cornwall, England. The station is situated on the Atlantic Coast Line, 288 miles 3 chains (463.55 km) measured from London Paddington. All trains are operated by and the station is managed by Great Western Railway.

History[edit]

Bugle station circa 1910.

The first railway here was a horse-worked line from Par Harbour to "near the Bugle Inn" at Molinnis. It was built by Joseph Treffry and opened on 18 May 1847.

On 1 June 1874 a new line was opened by the Cornwall Minerals Railway. Running beyond Par to Fowey, and continuing past Molinnis to join up with another of Treffry's tramways to Newquay. A passenger service was introduced on 20 June 1876 when a station with a single platform on the north side of the line was provided at Bugle.

The line from Bugle eastwards to Goonbarrow Junction was doubled on 20 July 1930, with the new line passing behind the platform to create an island platform. From 29 November 1964 the original line was only used only for freight trains to reach the Carbis branch. This meant that all passenger trains now use the 1930 platform face. The Carbis branch closed on 25 August 1989 leaving just a single track through the station and all the way to Newquay, which sets the low frequency of train service which is possible on the branch.

Services[edit]

Bugle is a request stop on the line, so passengers wishing to alight must inform the conductor, and passengers wishing to join the train must signal to the driver. The typical service is one train every two hours in each direction between Par and Newquay, with some services extending to Plymouth and one train in the summer extending to Penzance. On summer Saturdays, there is just one train per day in each direction due to the intercity services running through to Newquay in lieu of the local services. Trains are usually operated by Class 150 Sprinters.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Luxulyan   Great Western Railway
Atlantic Coast Line
  Roche

Community rail[edit]

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. The Bugle Inn is part of the Atlantic Coast Line rail ale trail.

References[edit]

The station in 1964
  • 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.