OLD PLYMOUTH . UK
Plus parts of the South Hams and West Devon
www.oldplymouth.uk
 

  Brian Moseley, Plymouth
Webpage created: May 19, 2018
Webpage updated: December 23, 2021

        

RAILWAYS IN OLD PLYMOUTH  |  LAUNCESTON BRANCH
BRANCH LINE, PLYMOUTH  STATION (MILLBAY) TO LAUNCESTON STATION

PLYM BRIDGE PLATFORM

A GWR steam railmotor approaching, or possibly leaving,
 what is clearly named Plym Bridge Halt.
Locomotive and General Railway Photographs.

Plym Bridge Halt, at 5 miles 13 chains from Plymouth Station (Millbay), was opened by the Great Western Railway Company on May 1st 1906.

It was downgraded to "Platform" at some point, although this was not recorded by Mr C R Clinker in his Register of Closed Passenger Stations and Goods Depots".

According to the "The Official Hand-book of Railway Stations, Etc.", 1929 and 1956 editions, Plym Bridge Platform dealt only with passenger traffic.

A sunny view of the Plym Bridge Platform buildings.
From the author's collection.

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 Plym Bridge Platform to: Devonport Albert Road, 2 shillings (s) 3 pence (d) 1st, 1s 5d 3rd; Keyham, 2s 6d 1st, 1s 8d 3rd; Plymouth North Road Station, 1s 9d 1st, 1s 2d 3rd; Saint Budeaux Ferry Road, 2s 9d 1st, 1s 9d 3rd; and  Saltash, 3s 1st, 2s 3rd.

Ply Bridge Platform was closed to traffic on or as from December 31st 1962.

Plym Bridge Platform after closure of the Launceston Branch.
  Western Morning News Company Limited.