Falmouth Town railway station

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Falmouth Town National Rail
Falmouthtownplat.jpg
Location
Place Falmouth
Local authority Cornwall
Coordinates 50°08′54″N 5°03′51″W / 50.1484°N 5.0642°W / 50.1484; -5.0642Coordinates: 50°08′54″N 5°03′51″W / 50.1484°N 5.0642°W / 50.1484; -5.0642
Grid reference SW810320
Operations
Station code FMT
Managed by First Great Western
Number of platforms 1
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2002/03 80,377
2004/05 Increase 85,859
2005/06 Decrease 83,899
2006/07 Increase 89,787
2007/08 Increase 91,638
2008/09 Increase 111,012
2009/10 Increase 140,798
2010/11 Increase 167,646
2011/12 Increase 193,802
2012/13 Increase 204,810
2013/14 Increase 214,782
History
Original company Western Region of British Railways
7 December 1970 Opened as Falmouth
5 May 1975 Renamed The Dell
15 May 1989 Renamed Falmouth Town
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Falmouth Town from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Falmouth Town station is the most central railway station in Falmouth, Cornwall, United Kingdom. It is on the Maritime Line, 11.75 miles (18.9 km) from Truro. It is unstaffed but operated, along with the trains, by First Great Western. Despite only being opened in 1970, the station has already been known by three different names: Falmouth, The Dell, and Falmouth Town.

History[edit]

The station was opened as Falmouth by British Rail on 7 December 1970[1] when the branch line was cut back by 845 metres (924 yd) to terminate here. The platform was constructed using components from Perranporth Beach Halt which had closed in 1963.

It was renamed The Dell on 5 May 1975[2] when the original Falmouth station was reopened,[1] subsequently being renamed again, this time to Falmouth Town on 15 May 1989.[2]

Description[edit]

There is just one platform on the north side of the line (the side nearest the town centre) reached by a ramp from the car park. Trains towards Truro run from left to right. The platform is constructed from concrete slabs and piers, and a metal and glass waiting shelter is provided.

The station is close to the National Maritime Museum Cornwall, and is the closest serving station for Falmouth University's Woodlane Campus. Both are indicated on the station's signs.

Services[edit]

All trains on the Maritime Line are operated by First Great Western. They run seven days each week and, during weekday day time, operate every half hour.[3]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Penmere   First Great Western
Maritime Line
  Falmouth Docks

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 94. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 
  2. ^ a b Butt 1995, pp. 94,228
  3. ^ "National Rail Timetable 143 (Summer 2009)" (PDF). Network Rail. Retrieved 2009-05-11. 
This station offers access to the South West Coast Path
Distance to path ¼ mile
Next station anticlockwise Par 38 miles
Next station clockwise Falmouth Docks ½ mile