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For further information on rail travel and tickets view the Cornwall Public Transport website.

To see live arrival and departure boards for any rail station, visit National Rail Live info and type in the name of the station.

First Great Western
Main line services from Penzance to Plymouth and on to London Paddington, and all branch line services in Cornwall.
Customer Services:
Freepost SWB40576
Plymouth, PL4 6ZZ
Telephone: 08457 000 125
First Great Western

CrossCountry
Main line services from Penzance and Plymouth to the Midlands, the North and Scotland.
Customer Relations:
Cannon House
18 Priory Queensway
Birmingham, B4 6BS
Telephone: 0870 010 0084
CrossCountry Trains

Stations:

  • Penzance*
  • St Erth* (for St Ives)
  • Hayle
  • Camborne*
  • Redruth*
  • Truro* (for Falmouth)
  • St Austell*
  • Par* (for Newquay)
  • Lostwithiel
  • Bodmin Parkway*
  • Liskeard* (for Looe)
  • Menheniot
  • St Germans
  • Saltash

Operators:

  • First Great Western
  • CrossCountry

Frequency:

Monday to Saturday: approximately hourly during the day with three evening journeys.
Sunday: approximately hourly.
*Station staffed at least part-time

For further information on rail travel and station opening times, please see the National Rail Enquiries website.

All operated by First Great Western. There are no staff at any branch line stations except Newquay, which is only staffed during the peak Summer season.

Liskeard to Looe 'The Looe Valley Line' stations:

  • Coombe Junction Halt
  • St Keyne Wishing Well High
  • Causeland
  • Sandplace
  • Looe

Par to Newquay 'The Atlantic Coast Line' stations:

  • Luxulyan
  • Bugle
  • Roche
  • St Columb Road
  • Quintrell Downs
  • Newquay

Plymouth to Gunnislake 'The Tamar Valley Line' stations:

  • Devonport
  • Dockyard
  • Keyham
  • St Budeaux (Victoria Road)
  • Bere Ferrers
  • Bere Alston
  • Calstock
  • Gunnislake

 St Erth to St Ives 'The St Ives Bay Line' stations:

  • Lelant Saltings
  • Lelant
  • Carbis Bay
  • St Ives

Truro to Falmouth 'The Maritime Line' stations:

  • Perranwell
  • Penryn
  • Penmere
  • Falmouth Town
  • Falmouth Docks

Train services run on all branchlines, Monday to Saturday, but not all branchlines have a Sunday service. Please check with National Rail Live info

For further information rail travel and tickets click view the Cornwall Public Transport website.

National Rail Enquiries - This service offers impartial information on train times and fares for any part of the country.
Telephone: 08457 484950 - 24 hours daily
Minicom: 0845 60 50 600 - 24 hours daily
Train Tracker 0871 2004950
Text Traintracker (station name to 84950)
Welsh 0845 6040500
National Rail Enquiries

National Rail Enquiries - This service offers impartial information on train times and fares for any part of the country.
Telephone: 08457 484950 - 24 hours daily
Minicom: 0845 60 50 600 - 24 hours daily
Train Tracker 0871 2004950
Text Traintracker (station name to 84950)
Welsh 0845 6040500
National Rail Enquiries

To see live arrival and departure boards for any rail station, visit National Rail Live info and type in the name of the station.

To see live arrival and departure boards for any rail station, visit National Rail Live info and type in the name of the station.

For Network Rail  Enquiries ring: 08457 114141 (Railway enquiries not train times)
Network Rail
Kings Place
90 York Way
London, N1 9AG

Devon and Cornwall Railcard

For an annual fee of just £10, the Devon and Cornwall Railcard gives you a 33% discount on off-peak standard train fares in Cornwall. You can buy the Railcard from staffed stations in Cornwall and Plymouth, or at National Rail Travel Agents in Cornwall and Plymouth. The Railcard is only available to residents (over the age of 16) of Cornwall, Devon, the Isles of Scilly and Plymouth City (PL postal code area). For more information pick up a Devon and Cornwall Railcard application form at any staffed train station in Cornwall, or visit First Great Western website or call: 08457 000 125.

The Ride Cornwall ticket offers the holder one day's unlimited travel on all rail and most bus services within Cornwall and between Cornwall and Plymouth. It is valid on all bus services within Cornwall operated by First Devon and Cornwall, Western Greyhound, and for bus journeys between Cornwall and Plymouth and rail services operated by First Great Western and Virgin in Cornwall and also between Cornwall and Plymouth and on the Gunnislake Tamar Valley branch line. Ride Cornwall is not valid for local bus journeys within the City of Plymouth.

Ride Cornwall may be used at any time on Saturdays, Sundays or Bank Holidays and is valid for use on any rail or bus service after 09:00 Monday - Friday.

Tickets cost £10 (adult), £7.50 (child) and £20 (up to 5 people but no more than 2 adults)from any of the above operators.

Ride Cornwall is a one day ticket that can be bought from railway booking offices, train managers/conductors and bus drivers.

For bus times, visit the Traveline website or call Traveline on 0871 200 22 33.

A simple bus add-on to a rail ticket giving unlimited travel on most buses at either or both ends of the rail journey. With prices starting form £1.50, a PLUSBUS ticket is cheaper than buying tickets for each separate leg of the journey and can be bought in advance. For more information pick up a PLUSBUS leaflet at any staffed train station, or visit the PLUSBUS website.

From 5 September 2010 child rate PLUSBUS season tickets will be available at Camborne, Penzance, Reduth, St Austell and Truro.

The Night Riviera Sleeper service operates between Cornwall and London conveniently saving customers time by travelling and sleeping overnight, enabling them to start their day's business relaxed and refreshed. Sleeper berths should be booked in advance and can be paid for as supplements to your normal train ticket or as part of an inclusive package. For more details ask at your nearest staffed station or visit First Great Western website.

All train companies in Cornwall can carry bicycles, but only on certain types of train. You should always check with the train operator before travelling. A 'Cycling by train' guide is available from staffed train stations. Information is also available online at: First Great Western or by calling 08457 000 125.

Cycle storage is currently available at stations in Truro, Penzance, St Austell, Newquay, Camborne, Redruth, Bodmin Parkway, Liskeard, Looe and Saltash. The lockers enable a bicycle and related accessories to be stored in a dry and secure environment. They are available to rent for three, six or 12 month periods. You'll be able to access your locker even when the station is unstaffed. For more information ask at the station ticket office. Prices are £20 for three months, £40 for six months and £70 for a year.

For help and advice on issues that affect your journey, please contact: 
Passenger Focus
Freepost
PO BOX 4257
Manchester, M60 3AR
Telephone: 08453 022 022 
Passenger Focus

This independent heritage railway runs from Bodmin Parkway to Bodmin General and on to Boscarne Junction. Trains run from March to December, daily from May to September.
Bodmin and Wenford Railway
Bodmin General Station
Bodmin, PL31 1AQ
Telephone: 0845 1259678 or 01208 73555 
Bodmin and Wenford Railway

Roads, Transport and Parking

0300 1234 222