St Budeaux Ferry Road railway station
|St Budeaux Ferry Road|
|Managed by||Great Western Railway|
|Number of platforms||2|
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|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Original company||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 St Budeaux Ferry Road from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
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It is served by Great Western Railway services during the rush hour only. The vast majority of services pass through non-stop due to the proximity of St Budeaux Victoria Road: the entrances to the two stations are directly opposite each other. To the west, the line singles and crosses into Cornwall on the Royal Albert Bridge.
The station is unstaffed with step-free access to both platforms.
The station was opened by the Great Western Railway on 1 June 1904 as St Budeaux Platform, renamed St Budeaux Ferry Road to avoid confusion with the London and South Western Railway St Budeaux Victoria Road station.
The reason for the separate stations is due to the two railways taking different routes into the city. A junction was laid between the two lines during World War II and the London and South Western Railway line between Victoria Road and Plymouth closed in 1964.
Ferry Road has a limited service of Great Western Railway trains on the Cornish Main Line between Plymouth and Penzance, some of which continue eastwards from Plymouth towards Exeter St Davids. A more frequent service to Plymouth operates from the adjacent Victoria Road on the Tamar Valley Line.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|Keyham||Great Western Railway
Cornish Main Line
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