Planned Public Transport Service Disruptions

The list below shows the current known service disruptions for bus and rail services within Cornwall.

View all current and future planned roadworks that do not necessarily affect bus services.

Road Closure - B3276 St Merryn

18 November to 13 December 2019

Due to a road closure between the hours of 0730 and 1800 from the 18 November to 13 December, on the B3276 near St Merryn, the First Kernow Service A5 will in both directions, between Portcothnan and St Merryn, divert via Tregolds, which may cause delays to the service. 

Road Closure - Greenwith Hill, Perranwell

18 November to 20 December 2019

Between 18 November and 20 Dececember, on Greenwith Hill near the Royal Oak, there will be a road closure to replace a water mains.  During the closure period First Kernow Service L2, operating from Truro towards Helston , will after Carnon Downs, divert via A39, Cove Hill and Trewinnard Road, before resuming its normal route.  From Helston the reverse will operate.  During this diversion the service will not be able to serve its usual stops at Perranwell Rail Station, The Chapel, The Royal Oak and on School Hill.  The First Kernow Service 46 will still operate its normal route and Truro College Services 232 and 234 will be allowed through the closure and also follow their normal routes.     

Truro Christmas Markets and Late Night Shopping 2019

Wednesdays 4, 11 and 18 December

Boscawen Street will be closed between 0600 and 2300.  During the closure period inbound local bus and Park and Ride services from the direction of the railway station will divert after Ferris Town via St Austell Street to the bus station and Park and Ride stops in Quay Street.  Buses will not serve the Museum and Boscawen Street stops.  Outbound services will follow the same diversion but will still serve the Victoria Square stop.  All Travel Cornwall services will operate from Lemon Quay only and will not serve the Museum and Victoria Square stops.  Plymouth Citybus Service 89, will on the return journey to Bodmin, serve Victoria Square.

Saturdays 14 and 21 December

Boscawen Street will be closed between 0600 and 1900.  During the closure period inbound local bus and Park and Ride services from the direction of the railway station will divert after Ferris Town via St Austell Street to the bus station and Park and Ride stops in Quay Street.  Buses will not serve the Museum and Boscawen Street stops.  Outbound services will follow the same diversion but will still serve the Victoria Square stop.  All Travel Cornwall services will operate from Lemon Quay only and will not serve the Museum and Victoria Square stops.

Park and Ride Information

Road Closure - Wheal Rose

9 to 11 December 2019

Due to South West Water works, Westway at Wheal Rose will be closed between the 9 and 11 December.  During the closure period Hopleys Coaches Service 315 will divert via Skinners Bottom in both directions and will be unable to serve Wheal Rose.

First Kernow Truro College Service 243 will divert via Blackwater and operate to the Wheal Rose Roundabout by Dales Garage where it will turn and continue its route to Truro.  In the afternoon the reverse will operate.  During the closure Wheal Rose will not be served.

Road Closure - B3257 Monkscross

9 to 11 December 2019

Due to resurfacing works on the B3257 between Monkscross and Kelly Bray, there will be disruption to the Plymouth Citybus Service 12A serving Downgate.  Please confirm details with Plymouth Citybus.

Road Closure - Meneth Road, Pengegon, Camborne

9 to 13 December 2019

Due to resurfacing works, Meneth Road at Pengegon will be closed between 9 and 13 December.  When the road is closed First Kernow Service 46 will operate direct from Camborne Bus Station to Stray Park Road via Tesco Rondabout and Foundry Road and will be unable to serve Trevu Road, Tregrea and Meneth Road.  

Helston Lantern Parade and Reindeer Visit

13 December 2019

Due to the Helston Lantern Parade and Reindeer Visit on 13 December, between 1540 and 2130 there will be a series of road closures in the centre of Helston, including Coinagehall Street, Wendron Street, Menage Street and Church Street. Services will be unable to serve stops on these roads and passengers are advised to use the Tesco stop instead.

Penzance Humphry Davy Lantern Parade

14 December 2019

Due to the Humphry Davy Lantern Parade there will be a series of road closures between 1130 and 2000 on Saturday 14 December in the centre of Penzance. Buses operating via Market Jew Street and The Greenmarket will operate a diverted route. Customers are advised to use the bus station which will be in operation as normal. For further information refer to local signage and your operator.   

Wadebridge Christmas Parade

14 December 2019

Due to the Christmas Parade there will be a series of road closures in the centre of Wadebridge between 1745 and 1930.  During the closure period the Plymouth Citybus Service 11A will not serve Egloshayle and the centre of Wadebridge, operating via the by-pass and only serving the stop on Gonvena Hill by the roundabout.  This will affect the 1712 and 1812 departures from Bodmin Parkway and the 1730 and 1825 departures from Padstow..  First Kernow Service 95 will also be unable to serve the centre of Wadebridge.  Please confirm with First Kernow details of their diversion plans during the closure.

Mousehole Christmas Lights

14 December 2019

Due to the switching on of Mousehole Christmas Lights between 1700 and 2100, First Kernow Service M6 after 1656, will turn at Parkryn Road and depart from opposite the car park. 

15 December to 4 January

Between 1630 and 2100 First Kernow Service M6 will turn at Parkryn Road and depart from opposite the car park.

Penzance Montol Festival

21 December 2019

Due to the Montol Festival there will be road closures between 0900 and 2230 on 21 December in the centre of Penzance. Buses operating via Market Jew Street and The Greenmarket will operate a diverted route. Customers are advised to use the bus station which will be in operation as normal. For further information refer to local signage and your operator.  

Road Closure - Greenwith Hill, Perranwell

2 to 24 January 2020

Due to South West Water works, Greenwith Hill will be closed between 2 and 24 January.  During the closure period First Kernow Service 46 will divert via Greenwith Road in both directions and will not serve stops at the chapel and rail station.

Network Rail Maintenance

Disruptions on Great Western Railway (GWR) lines are available on the GWR journey check website. Disruptions on the wider rail network are available on the National Rail website.

From May, train timetables will only be available for 6 weeks instead of the usual 12 weeks. This is expected to be the case for 6 months and is due to engineering projects across the country. To find out more and to plan your journey, please visit the GWR website.

Tamar Valley Rail upgrades

9 to 12 December 2019

Between 9 and 12 December buses will replace trains on all journeys to and from Bere Ferrers, Bere Alston, Calstock and Gunnislake.  Journey times will be extended.  An amended service using trains and buses, will run from Plymouth to all stations between Devonport and St Budeaux Ferry Road.  Trains won’t be able to call at St Budeaux Victoria Road, however, more services will call at St Budeaux Ferry Road.

For further information on these upgrades, please visit the GWR website.