Penmere railway station

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Penmere National Rail
Penmere Platform 153377.jpg
Location
Place Falmouth
Local authority Cornwall
Coordinates 50°09′01″N 5°04′59″W / 50.1504°N 5.0830°W / 50.1504; -5.0830Coordinates: 50°09′01″N 5°04′59″W / 50.1504°N 5.0830°W / 50.1504; -5.0830
Grid reference SW798323
Operations
Station code PNM
Managed by Great Western Railway
Number of platforms 1
DfT category F1
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Increase 0.172 million
2012/13 Increase 0.185 million
2013/14 Increase 0.195 million
2014/15 Increase 0.202 million
2015/16 Increase 0.203 million
History
Original company Great Western Railway
Opened 1925
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Penmere from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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The Penmere railway station serves the northern part of Falmouth, Cornwall, United Kingdom. It is on the Maritime Line from Truro to Falmouth Docks. The station is managed by, and services operated by, Great Western Railway, and the station is within walking distance of the top of The Moor, in the centre of the town.

History[edit]

The station was opened by the Great Western Railway on 1 July 1925.[1] Sidings were opened into an oil depot on 1 April 1940 and were closed again on 16 November 1967.[2] In December 2009, an old bridge at the Truro end of the platform was knocked down without warning. In its place, all that remains is the side of the bridge in the right embankment.

Description[edit]

There is just one platform with level access from the car park. Trains towards Truro run from left to right; trains towards Falmouth Docks run from right to left.

The station is well cared for, as it is looked after by the Friends of Penmere Station. The station was shortlisted in the national Best Kept Small Station Award in 2002 and was awarded second prize in the Station Gardens Competition in 2005.

Services[edit]

The station is served by two trains each way each hour during weekday daytime, with a reduced service in the evenings and on Sundays.[3]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Penryn   Great Western Railway
Maritime Line
  Falmouth Town

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bennett, Alan (1988). The Great Western Railway in Mid Cornwall. Southampton: Kingfisher Railway Publications. ISBN 0-946184-53-4. 
  2. ^ Cooke, R A (1977). Track Layout Diagrams of the GWR and BR WR: Section 10, West Cornwall. Harwell: R A Cooke. 
  3. ^ Table 143 National Rail timetable, May 2016