Keyham railway station

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Keyham National Rail
Keyhambridge.jpg
Location
PlaceKeyham
Local authorityPlymouth
Coordinates50°23′24″N 4°10′47″W / 50.39008°N 4.17984°W / 50.39008; -4.17984Coordinates: 50°23′24″N 4°10′47″W / 50.39008°N 4.17984°W / 50.39008; -4.17984
Grid referenceSX451567
Operations
Station codeKEY
Managed byGreat Western Railway
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryF2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Increase 7,100
2014/15Decrease 6,936
2015/16Increase 7,338
2016/17Increase 9,122
2017/18Decrease 7,188
History
Original companyGreat Western Railway
Opened1900
National RailUK railway stations
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Keyham from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

Keyham railway station is a suburban station in the city of Plymouth, Devon, England. It is 248 miles 12 chains (399.4 km) from London Paddington via Bristol Temple Meads.

It is served by Great Western Railway services between Plymouth and Gunnislake, and a very few on the Cornish Main Line to Saltash and beyond.

The entrance is on the down platform, served by trains to Gunnislake and Cornwall. The up platform, reached by a footbridge, is served by trains to Plymouth.

The station is close to the Devonport dockyard.

History[edit]

Keyham railway station from a Gunnislake-bound train in 1970.

The station was opened by the Great Western Railway on 1 June 1900.[1] The goods facilities were used for marshalling trains to and from the Cornwall Railway branch into the naval dockyard, opened on 20 June 1867, which enters the dockyard between the station and Weston Mill viaduct.[2]

The Cornwall Railway was amalgamated into the Great Western Railway on 1 July 1889.

Services[edit]

Keyham is served by Tamar Valley Line services from Plymouth to Gunnislake,[3] and by a few trains on the Cornish Main Line to and from Penzance, some of which continue eastwards towards Exeter St Davids.[4]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Dockyard   Great Western Railway
Cornish Main Line
  St Budeaux Ferry Road
  Great Western Railway
Tamar Valley Line
  St Budeaux Victoria Road

Community railway[edit]

The railway from Plymouth to Gunnislake is designated as the "Tamar Valley Line" community railway and is supported by marketing provided by the Devon and Cornwall Rail Partnership. It is part of the Dartmoor Sunday Rover network of integrated bus and rail routes.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Oakley, Mike (2007). Devon Railway Stations. Wimbourne: The Dovecote Press. ISBN 978-1-904349-55-6.
  2. ^ Burkhalter, Paul (1996). Devonport Dockyard Railway. Truro: Twelveheads Press. ISBN 0-906294-37-1.
  3. ^ Table 139 National Rail timetable, May 2016
  4. ^ Table 135 National Rail timetable, May 2016

Further reading[edit]

  • Beck, Keith; Copsey, John (1990). The Great Western in South Devon. Didcot: Wild Swan Publication. ISBN 0-906867-90-8.
  • Cooke, R A (1979). Track Layout Diagrams of the GWR and BR WR: Section 12, Plymouth. Harwell: R A Cooke.
  • Crozier, Larry (2000). Mechanical Signalling in Plymouth. Wallasey: Signalling Record Society. ISBN 1-873228-18-X.
  • Jacobs, Gerald (2005). Railway Track Diagrams Book 3: Western. Bradford-on-Avon: Trackmaps. ISBN 0-9549866-1-X.
  • Leitch, Russell (2002). Plymouth's Railways in the 1930s. Peterborough: Railway Correspondence and Travel Society. ISBN 0-901115-91-6.
  • Mosley, Brian (17 February 2007). "Keyham Station (GWR)". Encyclopaedia of Plymouth History. Plymouth Data. Archived from the original on 18 May 2008. Retrieved 13 February 2015.

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