It is one of the only two stations in the current National Rail Timetable (December 2009, table 140) officially to have the suffix "halt" (the other being St.Keyne Wishing Well Halt on the same line). The term "halt" was finally removed from British Rail timetables and station signs and other official documents by 1974: the return of the term came only for these two stations in 2008. Coombe Junction was never termed "halt" until 2008.
The Liskeard and Looe Railway was opened on 27 December 1860 to carry goods traffic; passenger trains running from 11 September 1879. The railway in those days connected with the Liskeard and Caradon Railway at Moorswater and there was no station at Coombe but a platform was provided here from 1896 and trains would call to set down passengers going to Liskeard railway station if they notified the guard, as the steep road from Coombe to the station was considerably shorter than the route from Moorswater through......