OLD DEVONPORT . UK
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  Brian Moseley, Plymouth
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Webpage updated: December 14, 2021

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RAILWAYS IN OLD DEVONPORT  |  CORNWALL RAILWAY COMPANY
MAIN LINE, PLYMOUTH STATION (MILLBAY) TO LISKEARD STATION

LISKEARD STATION

Liskeard Station, at 264 miles 68 chains mile post mileage from London Paddington Station via Bristol Temple Meads Station and Plymouth Station (Millbay), was opened by the Cornwall Railway Company on May 4th 1859, when the main line from Plymouth Station (Millbay) to Truro Station was opened.

In his Engineer's Report to the Directors in August 1860, Mr R P Brereton stated that: 'An engine turn table has been put in at Liskeard'.

The Station was linked by a steep curve down to the Liskeard and Looe Railway on and as from May 15th 1901, when the Branch platform at right-angles to the main Station was opened.

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 Liskeard Station to: Bodmin General, 4 shillings (s) 6 pence (d) 1st class, 3 shillings 3rd class; Devonport Albert Road, 5s 9d 1st, 3s 9d 3rd; Fowey, 6s 1st, 4s 3rd; Keyham, 5s 3d 1st, 3s 6d 3rd; Looe, 3s 1st, 2s 3rd; Lostwithiel, 4s 6d 1st, 3s 3rd; Par, 5s 9d 1st, 3s 9d 3rd; Plymouth North Road 6s 1st, 4s 3rd; Saint Austell, 7s 6d 1st, 5s 3rd; Saint Budeaux Ferry Road, 5s 3d 1st, 3s 6d 3rd; and Saltash 4s 9d 1st, 3s 3d 3rd.

According to the "The Official Hand-book of Station 1956" Liskeard Station dealt with goods traffic, passengers, parcels, miscellaneous traffic, furniture vans, carriages, motor cars, portable engines and machines on wheels, live stock, horse boxes, prize cattle vans, and carriages and motor cars by passenger or parcels trains.  It was equipped with a crane capable of lifting 6 tons.

Liskeard Station, Junction for the Looe Branch, is still open.