Trains routes reopen in Cornwall - although Penzance is still cut off

Trains routes reopen in Cornwall - although Penzance is still cut off

Trains routes reopen in Cornwall - although Penzance is still cut off

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Some train routes have reopened in Cornwall today, following major disruption due to flooding.

All branch lines apart from Looe Valley are now open, with the mainline between Plymouth and Penzance due to reopen later this afternoon to St Erth.

A coach service will then run the rest of the way to Penzance, due to damage to signals and Penzance station.

An hourly rail service operates between Exeter St Davids and London Paddington. Some of these services may have to travel over a diversionary route, and journey times may take longer than normal.

The line between Newton Abbot and Exeter remains closed owing to the collapse of the sea wall at Dawlish. Coaches operate between these stations calling at intermediate stations.

Fast, direct coaches also operate from Plymouth and Exeter to Bristol and Tiverton to connect with trains to and from London.

From Monday fast coaches will also operate between Truro and Bodmin to Tiverton Parkway.

Customers travelling from Bristol Temple Meads to Plymouth or Cornwall should take a train to Bristol Parkway and use a direct bus service from there.

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5:31am Mon 17 Feb 14

A_P_Bruton says...

The coastal line through south Devon is a vital link through areas of relatively dense population and needs to be kept open, but its vulnerability should not punish in times of bad weather the people of Plymouth (the south coast's largest city) and Cornwall. The politicians need to know that the re-opening of the axed Okehampton–Tavisto
ck–Plymouth route via the Gunnislake line is a necessary additional route to Plymouth and Cornwall. Sign the petition on the government's own website to keep the pressure on and prevent the promises from being forgotten once the Dawlish line is eventually rehabilitated. Link to petition here: http://epetitions.di
rect.gov.uk/petition
s/60302
The coastal line through south Devon is a vital link through areas of relatively dense population and needs to be kept open, but its vulnerability should not punish in times of bad weather the people of Plymouth (the south coast's largest city) and Cornwall. The politicians need to know that the re-opening of the axed Okehampton–Tavisto ck–Plymouth route via the Gunnislake line is a necessary additional route to Plymouth and Cornwall. Sign the petition on the government's own website to keep the pressure on and prevent the promises from being forgotten once the Dawlish line is eventually rehabilitated. Link to petition here: http://epetitions.di rect.gov.uk/petition s/60302 A_P_Bruton
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