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Trains Cornwall

Train Journeys and Rides Cornwall

Explore Cornwall by train. There are some beautiful branch train line rides and also some excellent steam train rides in Cornwall - make the train part of your Cornwall day out. View the list of train rides in Cornwall below.

Bodmin & Wenford Steam Railway

Bodmin

 

Full size steam railway. Cafes at the train stations. Themed train rides, murder mystery, dining trains - telephone for details - or just simply a ride on a steam train. Connected to the main line at Bodmin Parkway and The Camel Trail at Boscarne Junction. Dogs welcome (and free). Bicycles allowed.

Bodmin General Station, Bodmin, Cornwall PL31 1AQ
Tel: 0845 125 9678 OR 01208 73666
www.bodminrailway.co.uk

 

Lappa Valley Steam Railway

Newquay

 

Various train rides over the 3 miles of railway to try, boating lake, crazy golf, maze and play areas. The engine house provides local history information. Explore the Trevithick path maze, browse round the souvenir shop and enjoy refreshments in the cafe. Dogs on leads welcome.

St Newlyn East Newquay Cornwall TR8 5LX
Tel: 01872 510317
www.lappavalley.co.uk

 

Launceston Steam Railway

Launceston

 

Launceston Steam Railway - a narrow gauge steam railway running from the historic Cornish town of Launceston, through the glorious Kensey Valley, to the hamlet of Newmills.

Five mile round trip along the old North Cornwall Railway. All trains hauled by Victorian Steam Locomotives from the Welsh mountain railways. Explore the Vintage Transport and Machinery in the museum at Launceston Station. Visit the Café for Cream Teas, and Hot & Cold Refreshments and browse the well stocked Book and Gift shop. Wet or dry Launceston and the Steam Railway make a great day out!

Launceston Steam Railway, Launceston
Tel. 01566 775665 www.launcestonsr.co.uk

 

The St Ives Bay train line

St Erth to St Ives

 

 

Branch train line following St Ives Bay from St Erth to St Ives. Picturesque train ride with views of the sea. Takes about 20 minutes and St Ives station is within walking distance of the town. You see much more from the train and parking in St Ives can be difficult so leaving the car at St Erth can be a good option. If you are taking the train as a rainy day thing to do St Ives can be a good place to visit in the rain as there are galleries, a museum, shops and lots of places to eat so plenty of places to take cover. For train times see national rail.

You could also consider taking The St Ives Bay Line real ales tour. See the rail ale trail website for distinctive pubs, serving real ales and ideally situated within walking distance of the St Ives Bay Line.

 

The Tamar Valley Line

Gunnislake to Plymouth branch train line

 

This line travels from Gunnislake to plymouth with stops at Plymouth, Devonport, Dockyard, Keyham, St Budeaux, Bere Ferrers, Bere Alston, Calstock and Gunnislake. 

A beautiful branch line which travels 14 miles through the countryside following the River Tamar and crossing the Calstock viaduct which joins Devon and Cornwall. You will also pass Plymouth's Royal Naval Dockyard and Brunel's famous Bridge over the Tamar and travel through areas once busy with mining activity and countryside designated as an "Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty". For train times see national rail.

You could also use the Tamar Valley Line to discover some distinctive Cornish pubs on the Tamar Valley Line Rail Ale Trail - for more information see rail ale trail.

 

The Maritime Line

Truro to Falmouth Docks

This branch train line travels from Truro to Falmouth Docks stopping off at Truro, Perranwell, Penryn, Penmere, Falmouth Town and Falmouth Docks.

This is quite good rainy day train line to take as you can have a look around Truro with the Cathedral, Royal Cornwall Museum, shops, galleries and plenty of places to eat and drink all giving opportunity to shelter from the rain. The port of Falmouth also has plenty going on indoors with The Maritime Museum, shops and eateries. If the weather is fine you can wander by the estuary, take a hike up to the beach or Pendennis Castle.

For train times see national rail. Note this line does get busy with local commuters and so it is best to avoid rush hour traveling.

You could also use the Maritime Line to discover some distinctive Cornish pubs on the Rail Ale Trail - for more information see rail ale trail.

 

The Atlantic Coast Line

Newquay to Par branch train line

 

Take the branch train line from Par to Newquay.

Can be a good option in the busy months as it can be difficult to park in Newquay so if you are traveling from the Par direction can make sense to leave the car. If you are having a rainy day train ride Newquay can be a good place to visit in the rain as there are indoor tourist attractions, shops and places to eat. Newquay is a busy town famous for surfing. There are lots of beaches, shops and attractions. For train times see national rail.

You could even consider taking the The Rail Ale Trail and exploring a range of distinctive pubs, serving real ales and ideally situated within walking distance of the Atlantic Coast Branch line. For more information see Rail ale trail.

 

The Looe Valley Line

Liskeard to Looe

 

This 9 mile train line travels from Liskeard to Looe stopping at Liskeard, Coombe Jn Halt, St Keyne Wishing Well Halt, Causeland, Sandplace and Looe.

The line follows the valley from Liskeard to Looe. passing through a wooded river valley where the river, railway and what remains of the old Canal run alongside each other. Liskeard is a busy market town (the station is about a 15 minute walk from the centre) with a pedestrianised shopping street. There is a heritage trail around Liskeard and a free guide for this can be picked up from the town museum or information centre. Different places along the line could be worth alighting and exploring. Looe is a busy seaside town and fishing harbour with shops, eateries, beach, lifeboat and nice winding streets to explore. For train times see national rail.

You could use the Looe Valley Line to discover some distinctive Cornish pubs on the Looe Valley Line Rail Ale Trail for more information see rail ale trail.

You could also look at Trails from the Track - a selection of self-guided walks in the Looe Valley.

 

World of Model Railways

Mevagissey Cornwall

 

Not a train ride but, the Mevagissey Model Railway is and indoor attraction, located near the harbour. Large model railway display with scenery and detailed landscapes. Buttons to press to make the scenery work. Accessible for wheelchairs and pushchairs.
World of Model Railways, Meadow Street, Mevagissey, Cornwall PL26 6UL
Tel: 01726 842457
Web: www.model-railway.co.uk

 

Cornwall Main Train Line

Cornwall

 

Don't forget the main train line which runs from Plymouth all the way down to Penzance with lots of stops along the way. This can be a handy way to get about. For more information see national rail. If you select your journey from Plymouth to Penzance you will see all the stops along the way.