Perranwell railway station
Looking towards Falmouth
|Managed by||Great Western Railway|
|Number of platforms||1|
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|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Original company||Cornwall Railway|
|Pre-grouping||Great Western Railway|
|Post-grouping||Great Western Railway|
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|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Perranwell from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
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The Cornwall Railway was amalgamated into the Great Western Railway on 1 July 1889. The Great Western Railway was nationalised into British Railways from 1 January 1948 but was then privatised in the 1990s.
The goods shed still stands in the forecourt despite goods traffic ceasing on 4 January 1965. A dry drinking fountain can be seen on the platform, a reminder of more important days. The signal box here was very distinctive, being sited on girders above the track alongside the goods shed.
A short distance on either side of the station, valleys had to be crossed on lofty timber viaducts. To the north, Carnon viaduct crossed 96 feet above the Carnon River valley and the Redruth and Chasewater Railway. In the other direction, trains crossed the smaller Perran Viaduct (56 feet high, 339 feet long).
In the 1980s the station had become run down with only a small aluminium shelter with polycarbonate panels offering protection for passengers. However, during the late 1990s a new brick waiting shelter was built as part of a refurbishment programme at all the "Maritime Line" stations.
The new loop at Penryn allowed services on the Maritime Line to be doubled in frequency from 17 May 2009, however only about half the trains are now scheduled to call at Perranwell. These only stop on request, which means that people alighting need to inform the train's guard, and those joining at the station need to signal clearly to the driver.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|Truro||Great Western Railway
- Table 139 National Rail timetable, May 2016
- The Great Western Railway in Mid Cornwall, Alan Bennett, Kingfisher Railway Publications, Southampton 1988. ISBN 0-946184-53-4
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