St Columb Road railway station
|St Columb Road|
|Place||St Columb Road|
|Managed by||Great Western Railway|
|Number of platforms||1|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
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|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Original company||Cornwall Minerals Ry|
|Pre-grouping||Great Western Railway|
|Post-grouping||Great Western Railway|
|1878||Renamed 'St Columb Road'|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* 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.
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.
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||Following station|
|Roche||Great Western Railway
Atlantic Coast Line
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.
- 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.
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