Hayle railway station

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Not to be confused with Hale railway station.
Hayle National Rail
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Looking east
Location
Place Hayle
Local authority Cornwall
Coordinates 50°11′08″N 5°25′12″W / 50.18560°N 5.42010°W / 50.18560; -5.42010Coordinates: 50°11′08″N 5°25′12″W / 50.18560°N 5.42010°W / 50.18560; -5.42010
Grid reference SW559372
Operations
Station code HYL
Managed by Great Western Railway
Number of platforms 2
DfT category F1
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Increase 89,748
2012/13 Decrease 88,704
2013/14 Increase 90,810
2014/15 Increase 87,948
2015/16 Decrease 81,734
History
Original company West Cornwall Railway
Pre-grouping Great Western Railway
Post-grouping Great Western Railway
Opened 1852
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Hayle from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Hayle railway station serves the small town of Hayle, Cornwall, United Kingdom. Great Western Railway manage the station and operate most train services. It is on the Cornish Main Line 7.25 miles (12 km) north east of Penzance, where the line terminates from Plymouth.

History[edit]

The station was opened by the West Cornwall Railway on 11 March 1852 when it replaced the original Hayle Railway terminus, located in what is now the Isis RNLI Memorial Gardens. It was demolished shortly after the end of World War II.

During the 19th century, Hayle was a busy junction with goods lines running all round the town, many connecting from the embankment which is still visible behind the 'up' platform. However, the decline of shipping in the Hayle estuary meant that these freight lines were no longer of any use and were closed in 1982. Hayle signal box was closed and demolished at the same time.


Preceding station Historical railways Following station
St Erth   Great Western Railway
Cornish Main Line
  Gwinear Road

Description[edit]

The main entrance is to the platform served by trains to Penzance, which is approached by a road from Foundry Square. A footpath allows level access to the other platform too, and this continues along the route of a closed railway track down towards the wharves opposite a bridge which leads across the water to the Towans.

A camping coach adjacent to the westbound platform offers holiday accommodation.

Services[edit]

An FGW Class 150 at Hayle with a service to Plymouth

Hayle is served by many of the Great Western Railway trains on the Cornish Main Line between Penzance and Plymouth. Some trains run through to or from London Paddington station, including the Night Riviera overnight sleeping car service which only calls when going westbound to Penzance.

There are a few trains each day operated by CrossCountry providing a service to and from the North of England and Scotland.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Table 135 National Rail timetable, May 2016
Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
St Erth   Great Western Railway
Cornish Main Line
  Camborne
  CrossCountry
Cornish Main Line
 
This station offers access to the South West Coast Path
Distance to path 100 yards (91 m)
Next station anticlockwise Lelant Saltings 2 miles (3 km)
Next station clockwise Newquay 35 miles (56 km)