St Columb Road railway station

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St Columb Road National Rail
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Location
Place St Columb Road
Local authority Cornwall
Coordinates 50°23′54″N 4°56′27″W / 50.39820°N 4.94070°W / 50.39820; -4.94070Coordinates: 50°23′54″N 4°56′27″W / 50.39820°N 4.94070°W / 50.39820; -4.94070
Grid reference SW910595
Operations
Station code SCR
Managed by Great Western Railway
Number of platforms 1
DfT category F2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Decrease 1,792
2012/13 Decrease 1,548
2013/14 Increase 2,188
2014/15 Decrease 1,904
2015/16 Decrease 1,684
History
Original company Cornwall Minerals Ry
Pre-grouping Great Western Railway
Post-grouping Great Western Railway
1876 'Haloon' opened
1878 Renamed 'St Columb Road'
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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 St Columb Road from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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St Columb Road railway station serves the village of St Columb Road in Cornwall, United Kingdom. The station is situated on the Atlantic Coast Line. All services are provided by Great Western Railway (who also manage the station). Due to intercity services in the summer, there are less local services so the station isn't served much. All intercity services operated by Great Western Railway and CrossCountry pass through the station.

History[edit]

The first railway here was a horse-worked line from Newquay Harbour to Hendra Crazey. It was built by Joseph Treffry and completed in 1849.

The Cornwall Minerals Railway opened its line from Fowey to St Dennis Junction on 1 June 1874, where it connected with Treffry's Newquay Railway. The trains continued to carry only goods traffic but a passenger service was introduced on 20 June 1876. The station was originally known as Halloon but was renamed "St Columb Road" on 1 November 1878.

The passing loop was extended in 1933 to accommodate the long holiday trains that were then handled on the branch, but it was taken out of use on 3 January 1965 when the goods yard was closed.

Services[edit]

Trains on the Par to Newquay branch line stop at St Columb Road on request – this means that passengers alighting here must tell the conductor that they wish to do so, and those waiting to join must signal clearly to the driver as the train approaches. Passengers can change at Par for services on the Cornish Main Line, however a few branch line services run through from and to Plymouth.

On peak summer Saturdays there is no service as the line is worked to capacity by long-distance trains bringing holidaymakers to Newquay. There are three trains each way on Winter Sundays.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Roche   Great Western Railway
Atlantic Coast Line
  Quintrell Downs

Community rail[edit]

The trains between Par and Newquay are designated as a community rail service and is supported by marketing provided by the Devon and Cornwall Rail Partnership. The line is promoted under the "Atlantic Coast Line" name.

References[edit]

  • Bennett, Alan (1988). The Great Western Railway in Mid Cornwall. Southampton: Kingfisher Railway Publications. ISBN 0-946184-53-4. 
  • Cooke, RA (1977). Track Layout Diagrams of the GWR and BR WR, Section 11: East Cornwall. Harwell: RA Cooke. 
  • Vaughan, John (1991). The Newquay Branch and its Branches. Sparkford: Haynes/Oxford Publishing Company. ISBN 0-86093-470-5.