Webpage created: February 21, 2016
Webpage updated: May 22, 2019
Dockyard Halt looking towards Devonport Albert
Dockyard Halt was one of several small stopping places opened as a result of the introduction of the Great Western Railway Company's suburban service to Saltash in 1904. It was opened for traffic on Thursday June 1st 1905.
Kevin Robertson, in his book "Great Western Railway Halts, Volume One" tells us that both platforms were to be 200 feet in length and each had a corrugated-iron shelter 20 feet by 7 feet. At the time it was authorised on Wednesday March 1st 1905, the cost of construction, including lamps, pathways, steps and gates, was estimated to be £557. In fact the Down platform was made 315 feet in length and the Up platform 260 feet. The roof design of the shelter was plainer than normal.
Unlike its close neighbour Ford Halt it managed to get through the Second World War unscathed. and is still open today, albeit as a request stop, and renamed just Dockyard.