Great Western Railway has announced an improved timetable for the Truro to Falmouth Maritime Line.

As of May 21, late-night visitors to the city will now be able to return to Falmouth by train, as the final connection runs half an hour later.

The last train to depart Truro leaves at 10.44pm, instead of 10.08pm, and the last train from Falmouth leaves at 11.11pm instead of the current 10.35pm.

Services have been changed following a request from Cornwall Council, to allow people to return home after a performance at the Hall for Cornwall.

Also, on summer Sundays an extra service has been added.

The later evening services will also allow visitors from other parts of the country to be better able to reach Falmouth by Train.

The later Maritime Line service will make a connection with the Golden Hind, the 6.03pm train from London Paddington.

Currently, the latest people can leave Paddington for Falmouth is one hour earlier, at 5.03pm.

Dan Okey, regional development manager for Great Western Railway, said: “Dedicated to supporting the communities we serve, I am delighted to be able to announce these service improvements on the Maritime Line.

“We are sure the later weekday service and additional Sunday train will be of great benefit to passengers, providing more opportunities to travel.”

Richard Burningham, manager of the Devon & Cornwall Rail Partnership and Maritime Line forum chair, said: “Hats off and many thanks to Great Western Railway for introducing the later weekday train and extra Summer Sunday service.

"Both of these improvements have long been sought by local people and it is great that they are happening.”