Bodmin Parkway railway station

Bodmin Parkway Railway Station

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Bodmin Parkway railway station is a station on the Cornish Main Line and serves the nearby town of Bodmin, Cornwall, United Kingdom. The station is west of , in the civil parish of St Winnow.

The station is situated south of the town with the Bodmin and Wenford steam railway operating the branch to the town. First Great Western operate the station along with every other mainline station in Cornwall. Both local and long-distance trains, including the Night Riviera sleeper service, call at the station.

The entrance is on the platform served by trains to . A second platform is reached by footbridge which is served by trains to and Paddington. The opposite side of this platform is for the trains of the Bodmin and Wenford steam railway.

The bus link to Bodmin, Wadebridge and Padstow starts from outside the main entrance. Visitors to Lanhydrock House should turn right outside the station and follow the path that leads under the railway line.

History

Bodmin was the most important town in Cornwall when the Cornwall Railway opened on 4 May 1859. Original proposals to build a branch to the town failed as the company could not raise enough capital, so instead they decided to open a station called "Bodmin Road" at a convenient point. As the agreement with Lord Vivian who owned the estate forbade the construction of a station in the estate and protracted negotiations were necessary before a new agreement could be reached. When the railway...
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