Penmere railway station

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Penmere National Rail
Penmere Platform 153377.jpg
Location
PlaceFalmouth
Local authorityCornwall
Coordinates50°09′04″N 5°04′59″W / 50.151°N 5.083°W / 50.151; -5.083Coordinates: 50°09′04″N 5°04′59″W / 50.151°N 5.083°W / 50.151; -5.083
Grid referenceSW798323
Operations
Station codePNM
Managed byGreat Western Railway
Number of platforms1
DfT categoryF1
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2014/15Increase 0.202 million
2015/16Increase 0.203 million
2016/17Decrease 0.202 million
2017/18Decrease 0.197 million
2018/19Decrease 0.191 million
History
Original companyGreat Western Railway
Opened1925
National RailUK railway stations
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
  • 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.

Penmere railway station serves the northern part of Falmouth, Cornwall, England. It is on the Maritime Line between Truro and Falmouth Docks, 311 miles 13 chains (500.77 km) measured from London Paddington. The station is managed by, and the trains 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 2019