Webpage created: May 22, 2018
Webpage updated: December 21, 2021
MARY TAVY AND BLACKDOWN HALT
Marytavy Station (sic), at 16 miles 23 chains mile post mileage from Tavistock Junction, was opened by the Launceston and South Devon Railway Company on July 1st 1865.
Between 1876 and 1890 the Station was also used by the trains of the London and South Western Railway Company on their way from Lydford Station to Plymouth. During that period Marytavy Signal Box was in use.
When Marytavy Signal Box was closed in 1894 the line through the Station was singled.
On May 1st 1907 the Station was renamed Marytavy and Blackdown Station
The Station was closed to goods traffic and became an unstaffed Halt on and as from August 11th 1941.
On Weekdays and Sundays, 'where train service permits', commencing on May 1st 1953, the following cheap day return tickets, first and third class, were available from Mary Tavy and Blackdown Halt to: Devonport Albert Road, 7 shillings (s) 1st, 4 shillings (s) 9 pence (d) 3rd; Keyham, 7s 6d 1st, 5s 3rd; Plymouth North Road Station, 6s 9d 1st, 4s 6d 3rd; Saint Budeaux Ferry Road, 7s 9d 1st, 5s 3d 3rd; Saltash, 8s 1st, 5s 3d 3rd; and Tavistock South, 1s 5d 1st, 11d, 3rd.
Mary Tavy and Blackdown Halt was closed to passenger traffic on and as from December 31st 1962, when the Launceston Branch closed.