Penmere railway station

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Penmere
National Rail
Penmere Platform 153377.jpg
General information
LocationFalmouth, Cornwall
England
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
Managed byGreat Western Railway
Platforms1
Other information
Station codePNM
ClassificationDfT category F1
History
Original companyGreat Western Railway
Key dates
Opened1925
Passengers
2017/18Decrease 0.197 million
2018/19Decrease 0.191 million
2019/20Increase 0.199 million
2020/21Decrease 77,144
2021/22Increase 0.185 million
Notes
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road

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 (311.16 miles, 500.77 km) measured from London Paddington. The station is managed by, and the trains operated by, Great Western Railway.

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.

Location[edit]

There is just one platform with level access from the car park. The station is within walking distance of the top of The Moor, in the centre of the town.

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

Community Rail[edit]

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.

The railway from Truro to Falmouth is designated as a community rail line and is supported by marketing provided by the Devon and Cornwall Rail Partnership. The line is promoted under the "Maritime Line" name.

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

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