Callington railway station

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Callington
Location
PlaceCallington
AreaCornwall
Operations
Pre-groupingPlymouth, Devonport and South Western Junction Railway
Post-groupingSouthern Railway
Platforms1
History
2 March 1908opened as Callington Road
1 November 1909[1]renamed Callington for Stoke Climsland
7 Nov. 1966Closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
A B C D–F G H–J K–L M–O P–R S T–V W–Z

Callington railway station was a railway station in the village of Kelly Bray, one mile (1.6 km) north of the centre of the small town of Callington, Cornwall. It was the terminus of a branch line from Bere Alston, built by the Plymouth, Devonport and South Western Junction Railway, but operated by the London and South Western Railway. The station closed in 1966.[2] The Tamar Valley Line still operates services from Bere Alston, with services terminating at Gunnislake railway station, 5 miles (8 km) to the east of Callington.

The now-closed section of line north of Gunnislake was remote from local communities and provided a relatively slow journey compared with the competing roads, which limited its use. (Callington had good bus services to Saltash and Plymouth, but the landscape denied that to Gunnislake.) Ironically, the alignment and gradients of that part of the line were better than the surviving section south of Gunnislake.[3]

The site of Callington Station, near to Kelly Bray, Cornwall 2 May 1987.


References[edit]

  1. ^ Southern Region Record by R.H.Clark
  2. ^ List of closed railway stations in Britain: C
  3. ^ Mitchell, Vic (1996). Southern Main Lines: Tavistock to Plymouth. Midhurst: Middleton Press. p. 27. ISBN 1 873793 88 X.

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Coordinates: 50°31′10″N 4°18′51″W / 50.51958°N 4.31423°W / 50.51958; -4.31423