Quintrell Downs railway station

Quintrell Downs National Rail

Looking east from the level crossing
Place Quintrell Downs
Local authority Cornwall
Coordinates 50°24′16″N 5°01′42″W / 50.40440°N 5.02846°W / 50.40440; -5.02846Coordinates: 50°24′16″N 5°01′42″W / 50.40440°N 5.02846°W / 50.40440; -5.02846
Grid reference SW848604
Station code QUI
Managed by Great Western Railway
Number of platforms 1
DfT category F2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
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Annual rail passenger usage*
2002/03 Steady 879
2004/05 Increase 918
2005/06 Increase 928
2006/07 Decrease 794
2007/08 Decrease 334
2008/09 Increase 526
2009/10 Increase 974
2010/11 Increase 1,270
2011/12 Increase 1,304
2012/13 Decrease 814
2013/14 Increase 1,286
2014/15 Increase 1,394
Original company Great Western Railway
1911 Opened
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Quintrell Downs from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Quintrell Downs railway station serves the village of Quintrell Downs in Cornwall, United Kingdom. The station is 4 km (2½ miles) to the east of Newquay on the Atlantic Coast Line. Great Western Railway manage the station, and also provides the services.


The first railway here was a horse-worked line from Newquay Harbour to Hendra Crazey. It was built by Joseph Treffry and completed in 1849. The Cornwall Minerals Railway opened its line from Fowey to St Dennis Junction on 1 June 1874, where it connected with Treffry's Newquay Railway. Although a siding was provided at an early date, the station at Quintrell Downs was not, however, opened until 2 October 1911, by which time the line was part of the Great Western Railway.


Passengers can change at Par for services on the Cornish Main Line, however a few branch line services run through from and to Plymouth. On peak summer Saturdays trains do not stop at Quintrell Downs as the line is worked to capacity by long-distance trains bringing holidaymakers to Newquay. There are three trains each way on winter Sundays.

Preceding station National Rail Following station
St Columb Road   Great Western Railway
Atlantic Coast Line

Community rail

The trains between Par and Newquay are designated as a community rail service and is supported by marketing provided by the Devon and Cornwall Rail Partnership. The line is promoted under the "Atlantic Coast Line" name.


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