St Columb Road railway station

St Columb Road railway station

Infobox UK station
name = St Columb Road

manager = First Great Western
locale = St Columb Road
borough = Restormel, Cornwall
latitude = 50.39820
longitude = -4.94070
original = Cornwall Minerals Ry
pregroup = Great Western Railway
postgroup = Great Western Railway
years = 1876
events = 'Haloon' opened
years1 = 1878
events1 = Renamed 'St Columb Road'
code = SCR
platforms = 1
lowusage0203 = 813
lowusage0405 = 733
lowusage0506 = 1,031
lowusage0607 = 1,390

St Columb Road railway station, on the Atlantic Coast Line, serves the village of St Columb Road in Cornwall, UK.


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.


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 is no Sunday service in the winter.

Community rail

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.



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