St Austell bus station

St Austell Bus Station

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St Austell bus station is the main bus and coach terminus for the town of St Austell, Cornwall, United Kingdom. The bus station is located in the forecourt of the railway station, formerly a railway goods yard.

History

the Great Western Railway started to operate what they called 'road motors' from outside their railway station on 3 August 1908. These first services ran to St Columb Road via St Dennis. A bus gagrage was later provided nearby in Eliot Road, next to the railway's new goods yard. The network was progressively extended over the next twenty years, after which time the services were transferred to the Western National Omnibus Company, formed in 1929 to free the railway company from its bus services and avoid complaints about its transport monopoly. Western National has now become part of the First Group and operates as First Devon & Cornwall.

The Eden Branchline service was initially operated by Truronian to connect St Austell railway station and the Eden Project. Other routes were also operated by this company that served St Austell, but it has now been merged into the First Devon & Cornwall operation. Another independent operator, Western Greyhound, also operates services to the bus station.

Following the closure of the station's southern goods yard, a bus station was constructed in its place. This was redeveloped in 2008, the new facility being opened on 3 November.

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The current bus station comprises seven...
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