07 September 2006

Plymothian Bridges - Number 8

Hot on the heals of bridge number 7 comes this one. Mainly because it is right next door. St Budeaux Victoria Road Station is on the Tamar Valley Line which these days only goes to Gunnislake.

From Wikipedia: St Budeaux Victoria Road station is a suburban rail station in St Budeaux, Plymouth, UK. It is served by First Great Western services between Plymouth and Gunnislake. It is the first station on the branch. The station is situated on the former Southern main line to Exeter via Okehampton. St Budeaux Ferry Road station is located on the opposite side of the road. The reason for the separate stations is due to the Southern and Great Western taking different routes into the city - the current junction was built when the Southern main line closed in the 1960s.

Plymouth Data also has a page on this station along with an old photo showing what it ised to look like.

Victoria Road.pdf to download a two page pdf of more photos from around this area (5MB)

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