OLD DEVONPORT . UK
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  Brian Moseley, Plymouth
Webpage created: February 25, 2016.
Webpage updated: February 19, 2017

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RAILWAYS IN OLD DEVONPORT  |  BRITISH RAILWAYS  |  SOUTHERN REGION MAIN LINE 1955

ALBERT ROAD HALT

The only known photograph of a train passing Albert Road Halt,
on the LSWR/Southern Railway main line between Devonport and Ford.

Albert Road Halt is in the cutting to the left of Exmouth Road.
It was dwarfed by the Great Western Railway's Devonport Station.
From Ordnance Survey sheet CXXIII.7 surveyed 1912.

Albert Road Halt was opened on Wednesday September 26th 1906 in connection with the London and South Western Railway's suburban service between Plymouth and Saint Budeaux for Saltash Railway Station.  It was in the most unlikely location, in a small gap between Ford and Devonport Tunnels, accessible only down steep flights of steps.

From October 1st 1922 Down trains into Plymouth called at 9.03am; 12.13pm except Saturdays; 12.23pm Saturdays only; 1.12pm; 2.07pm; 4.40pm; 5.25pm and 7.28pm  Up trains towards Ford Station called at 6.17am; 8.30am; 11.42am; 12.33pm; 1.14pm; 3,47pm; 4.45pm and 6.35pm.  All trains were third class only.  There were no stopping trains on Sundays.

Twenty years later, in March 1942, the situation was vastly different.  There were no trains booked to stop going into Plymouth and only the 7.34am and the 1.22pm trains from Friary Station were booked to call in the Up direction at 7.48am and 1.40pm.  On Saturdays there was an extra Up train at 12.26pm.  Again there was no Sunday service.

Albert Road Halt was closed by the Southern Railway from Monday January 13th 1947.