OLD DEVONPORT . UK
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  Brian Moseley, Plymouth
Webpage created: May 28, 2018
Webpage updated: February 02, 2022

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

MENHENIOT STATION

Menheniot Station, at 261 miles 60 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.

According to the Great Western Railway Company's official "Traffic Dealt with at Stations and Depots", published circa 1936, in the calendar year 1903 Menheniot Station issued 14,724 railway tickets, dealt with 314 parcels and took in total income 2,729.  During the calendar year 1913 Menheniot Station issued 13,163 railway tickets, dealt with 189 parcels and took in total receipts of 4,606.  Forty-nine season tickets were sold at Menheniot Station during the calendar year 1923 in addition to the 12,187 railway tickets issued.  Some 332 parcels were handled during that year and the total income amounted to 9,147.  During the calendar year 1929 Menheniot Station issued 14,126 railway tickets plus 60 season tickets, dealt with 529 parcels and took in total receipts of 11,579.   

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 Menheniot Station to: Devonport Albert Road, 4 shillings (s_ 9 pence (d) 1st, 3s 3d 3rd; Keyham, 4s 6d 1st, 3s 3rd; Plymouth North Road 5s 3d 1st, 3s 6ds 3rd; Saint Budeaux Ferry Road, 4s 1st, 2s 9d 3rd; and Saltash 3s 9d 1st, 2s 6d 3rd.

According to the "The Official Hand-book of Station 1956" Menheniot Station dealt with goods traffic, passengers, parcels, miscellaneous traffic, furniture vans, carriages, motor cars, portable engines and machines on wheels, live stock, horse boxes, and prize cattle vans.  It was not equipped with a crane.

Menheniot Station was closed to goods traffic by British Railways on and as from September 9th 1963.

It became an unstaffed Station on and as from April 26th 1965.

The Station is still open to a much reduced passenger train service.