OLD DEVONPORT . UK
Plus parts of East Cornwall and West Devon
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  Brian Moseley, Plymouth
Webpage created: May 05, 2018
Webpage updated: December 19, 2021

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RAILWAYS IN OLD DEVONPORT  |  PLYMOUTH, DEVONPORT AND SOUTH WESTERN JUNCTION RAILWAY COMPANY
MAIN LINE, LYDFORD STATION TO FRIARY STATION

BERE FERRERS STATION

Bere Ferrers LSWR Station looking south.
From the author's collection.

Beer Ferris Station, as it originally was named, was opened by the Plymouth, Devonport and South Western Junction Railway Company on June 2nd 1890.

A Down passenger train heads through Bere Ferrers Station.
From the author's collection.

It was renamed Bere Ferrers Station on or as from November18th 1897.

An Up passenger train about to stop at Bere Ferrers Station.
From the author's collection.

Mr A F Frampton was the Station Master at Bere Ferrers Station in June 1948.

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 Bere Ferrers to: Devonport King's Road, 2s 6d 1st, 1s 8d 3rd; Plymouth Friary Station, 3s 6d 1st, 2s 3d 3rd; Plymouth North Road Station, 2s 9d 1st, 1s 9d 3rd; Saint Budeaux Victoria Road, 1s 9d 1st, 1s 2d 3rd; Tavistock North, 3s 6d 1st, 2s 3d, 3rd.

An UP freight train behind number 34032 "Camelford" heads through Bere Ferrers Station.
From the author's collection.

According to the "The Official Hand-book of Station 1956" Bere Ferrers 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 15 hundredweight (cwt).

Closed to goods traffic on or as from October 8th 1962.

A much depleted Bere Ferrers Station remains as part of the Plymouth Station to Gunnislake Station branch line.