Quintrell Downs railway station

Quintrell Downs railway station

Infobox UK station
name = Quintrell Downs


manager = First Great Western
locale = Quintrell Downs
borough = Restormel, Cornwall
latitude = 50.40440
longitude = -5.02846
original = Great Western Railway
years = 1911
events = Opened
code = QUI
platforms = 1
lowusage0203 = 879
lowusage0405 = 918
lowusage0506 = 928
lowusage0607 = 794

Quintrell Downs railway station serves the town of Quintrell Downs in Cornwall, United Kingdom. The station is 4 km (2½ miles) to the east of Newquay on the Atlantic Coast Line. This station is operated by First Great Western who also provide the rail service.

History

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. Although a siding was provided at an early date, the station at Quintrell Downs was not, however, opened until 2 October 1911, by which time the line was part of the Great Western Railway.

ervices

Trains on the Par to Newquay branch line stop at Quintrell Downs 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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