To celebrate 150 years of the Maritime Line, First Great Western is to run a special charter train between Truro and Falmouth on Sunday, (August 25).

The special high speed train will depart Truro at 09.37,  travelling to Falmouth Docks before returning to Truro at 10.40.

With journey numbers having increased by 147 per cent on the line since 2006, First Great Western MD, Mark Hopwood, said: “This success shows the value of local rail services in the South West and how productive partnerships can really deliver results that benefit local people and the local economy.

“Our local Community Rail services are not only among the fastest growing, but also among the most reliable in the country and we look forward to working with partners to deliver further improvements.”

To mark the anniversary celebrations three plaque will be unveiled by local dignitaries: at Penryn, Falmouth Docks and Truro. Councillor Gillian Grant, Deputy Mayor of Penryn, will unveil the plaque at Penryn station at 0950; Councillor Geoffrey Evans, Mayor of Falmouth, will unveil the plaque at Falmouth Docks at 1007 and Councillor Loic Rich, Deputy Mayor of Truro, will unveil the plaque at Truro station at 1040.