Dockyard railway station

Dockyard National Rail

A train to Gunnislake
Place Devonport
Local authority Plymouth
Coordinates 50°22′57″N 4°10′34″W / 50.38246°N 4.17609°W / 50.38246; -4.17609Coordinates: 50°22′57″N 4°10′34″W / 50.38246°N 4.17609°W / 50.38246; -4.17609
Grid reference SX453558
Station code DOC
Managed by Great Western Railway
Number of platforms 2
DfT category F2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
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Annual rail passenger usage*
2010/11 Decrease 5,406
2011/12 Increase 7,716
2012/13 Decrease 7,400
2013/14 Decrease 6,970
2014/15 Decrease 6,300
Original company Great Western Railway
Opened 1905
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Dockyard from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Dockyard railway station is a Great Western Railway suburban station on the Cornish Main Line in Devonport, Plymouth, England. As the name implies it serves Devonport Dockyard. It is also served by trains on the Tamar Valley Line 1.75 miles (3 km) west of Plymouth.


Up platform in 1970.

This station was opened by the Great Western Railway on 1 June 1905, one of many halts built to combat the competition from electric trams.[1]

The Great Western Railway was nationalised into British Railways from 1 January 1948 which was in turn privatised in the 1990s.


Dockyard is served by Tamar Valley Line services from Plymouth to Gunnislake [2] and also by a few trains on the Cornish Main Line to and from Penzance, some of which continue eastwards beyond Plymouth towards Exeter St Davids.[3]

Trains only stop on request this means that passengers alighting here must tell the conductor that they wish to do so, and those waiting to join must signal clearly to the driver as the train approaches.

Preceding station National Rail Following station
Devonport   Great Western Railway
Cornish Main Line
  Great Western Railway
Tamar Valley Line

Community railway

The railway from Plymouth to Gunnislake is designated as a community railway and is supported by marketing provided by the Devon and Cornwall Rail Partnership. The line is promoted under the "Tamar Valley Line" name. It is also part of the Dartmoor Sunday Rover network of integrated bus and rail routes.


  1. Oakley, Mike (2007). Devon Railway Stations. Wimbourne: The Dovecote Press. ISBN 978-1-904349-55-6.
  2. Table 139 National Rail timetable, May 2016
  3. Table 135 National Rail timetable, May 2016
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