Great Western Railway services between Plymouth and Penzance were suspended last night (Sunday June 24) due to a lack of staff.

The 1825 and 1942 trains from Plymouth to Penzance were cancelled, and a Cross Country train was also cancelled. 

Great Western Railway arranged for First Kernow buses to accept tickets, and also stated that tickets purchased for the cancelled services would be valid for travel today (Monday June 25) instead and that customers may be entitled to refunds. 

A spokesperson for the company said: “We are very sorry but we had to cancel two trains yesterday evening because of a shortage of drivers.

"While we did arrange alternative transport we know how disruptive this would have been. We would urge those travelling to get in touch as they may be entitled to a refund.”

Commenters on social media criticised the company for the cancelled services.