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New figures from the Office of Rail and Road show how much each station in Cornwall was used between April 2020 and March 2021 - which covers the majority of the pandemic’s lockdown time in the UK. The most used station was Truro, with a total of 419,996 entrances and exits across the 12 month period, making Truro the 371st most used station in the country.
While this might sound like a lot, that’s less than half the number of uses the station had in the 2019-20 year where 1,211,362 people entered or exited - an unsurprising reduction in a year where people were urged not to travel.
St Ives is the second most popular station in Cornwall, with 293,880 entries and exits in the 2020-21 year. It, too, saw a huge reduction on last year where the figure was 706, 826.
This is then followed byPenzance, where 190,426 people entered or departed - possibly bolstered by people falling asleep on the train from London. !!!!!!!!!!!!!
By total contrast, Coombe Junction Halt, a tiny end-of-the-line station a 12 minute train ride from Liskeard , saw just 28 entries and exits in the year.