Helston railway station

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Helston
Helston station site in 2016 - platform and trackbed.JPG
Station site in 2016, goods shed on left and platform on right
Location
Place Helston, Cornwall
Operations
Pre-grouping Great Western Railway
Post-grouping Great Western Railway
Platforms 1
History
1887 Opened
1962 Closed for passengers
1964 Closed for freight
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
170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal

Helston railway station was the terminus of the Helston Railway in Cornwall, United Kingdom. It was opened in 1887 and operated by the Great Western Railway, and absorbed by that railway in 1898,[1] but closed to passengers in 1962.

It secured its place in history when it became the first place in the country with a railway-operated bus service. These GWR road motor services met trains at the station and carried passengers on towards The Lizard.


Preceding station National Rail Historical railways Following station
Truthall Halt   Great Western Railway
Helston Railway
  Terminus

References[edit]

  1. ^ MacDermot, E.T. (1931). History of the Great Western Railway, vol. II: 1863-1921. Paddington: Great Western Railway. p. 365. OCLC 55853736. 

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Coordinates: 50°06′23″N 5°16′13″W / 50.1064°N 5.2704°W / 50.1064; -5.2704