Lappa Valley has opened its new station Trebah Halt to mark its 50th anniversary.

The gold prize winners of Large Tourist Attraction of the Year at the Cornwall Tourism Awards, introduced the new addition on Thursday. 

The station was developed in conjunction with Trebah Garden, another top attraction in Cornwall, resulting in a unique space with a sub-tropical feel, just in time for the Easter holidays.

Owner of Lappa Valley, Keith Southwell, explains it has been nearly 30 years since the last new platform was opened.

Praising the collaboration, he said: "This is the first new platform to open at Lappa Valley in nearly 30 years, so we felt it’s important to do something special.

"We’re very fond of Trebah Garden, and we’ve enjoyed working alongside the team to share a flavour of their sub-tropical Cornish garden in the heart of our secret world of play and trains."

Falmouth Packet: The new Trebah Halt station was introduced on March 28

Commending the partnership further, Jon Cummins, CEO of Trebah Garden said: "We are delighted to be working in conjunction with Lappa Valley and to help them create and open a new station on the Newlyn Downs branch line in their anniversary year.

"To be able to share some special plants from Trebah and bring some of the sub-tropical look and feel of one of Cornwall’s great gardens to Lappa as a much-loved family attraction in north Cornwall was an idea we couldn’t pass up."

The inaugural journey to Trebah Halt left Lappa Valley’s Benny Halt at 10.30am on March 28.