St Budeaux Ferry Road is one of 2 suburban railway stations in St Budeaux, Plymouth; the other is the adjacent St Budeaux Victoria Road.
The two stations are the remains of the two different routes that used to run to Plymouth. The Great Western Railway operated from Exeter St David's to Plymouth by means of the coastal route via Dawlish; whilst the London and South Western Railway built their route from Exeter via Oakhampton. It used to be possible to leave Exeter or Plymouth in two opposite directions to reach the same destination. Ferry Road is the Great Western station that was built when the line was extended over the Royal Albert Bridge in to Cornwall.
St Budeaux Ferry Road has 2 platforms linked by a local road bridge; ramps provide step free access.
Both platforms are reached from the road bridge on Wolseley Road via separate entrances and steep ramps.
There is a shelter on both platforms.
There are no ticket purchasing facilities; passengers must buy on the train, at their destination or interchange station.
From Platform 1 Edit
- GWR: Liskeard/Penzance/Par - Plymouth
From Platform 2 Edit
- GWR: Penzance - Cardiff Central
Due to the very limited number of trains that call here, passengers are advised to use the more frequent Tamar Valley Line service from St Budeaux Victoria Road; whose station entrance is opposite that to Ferry Road's Platform 2.
Bus connections and PlusBus Edit
There are local bus services from St Budeaux Square on Wolseley Road.
St Budeaux Ferry Road is not a PlusBus station.
Special ticketing Edit
St Budeaux Ferry Road is in the following Rover areas:
- Tamar Valley Line Rover
- Devon Ranger/Devon Evening Ranger
- Freedom of Devon and Cornwall
- Freedom of the South West
- Ride Cornwall
Passengers travelling to Cornwall (Liskeard and beyond) may double back via Plymouth using the same ticket.
Penalty Fares Edit
St Budeaux Ferry Road is not a Penalty Fare station.