There were actually two stations adjacent to each other, the northern station serving the line to Plymouth, which was built by the Launceston and South Devon Railway (later GWR), and the southern station being on the North Cornwall Railway (for the LSWR) which was operated by the London and South Western Railway.
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Or were they. This was the crowd at Parkway ...
At around 07:56 yesterday morning we were advised that due to flood water levels rising on the tracks at Sway, Hinton Admiral and Brockenhurst, trains services had to run at reduced speeds of 5mph. There were engineers on site monitoring the situation and carrying out regular safety checks as water levels fluctuated throughout the day.
We also made arrangements to source additional road vehicles, but at 15:41 Hampshire Police advised us that the majority of the roads were also flooded. As a result we were unable to run any replacement road transport between Brockenhurst and Bournemouth for customers at intermediate stations.
As a result of the flooding, I am very sorry for the disruption you may have experienced yesterday and this morning.
Alan also comments of th possible demise of the horse tram:-
The horse tram runs along the road, delaying impatient motorists behind. The safety elf also probably objects to passengers boarding and alighting in the middle of the road. There was a proposal to move the line on to the parallel promenade allowing the trams, like Blackpool's, to run over unsuspecting pedestrians. This probably upset the safety elf as well and possibly they have now thought about the cost of replacing the whole line between Derby Castle and the ferry terminal and two years of disruption while the whole promenade round Douglas Bay is dug up.
So is it future coats that worry the Island's politicians?