Guidance

Maritime community rail line

Community rail line service between Falmouth Docks and Truro.

Documents

Maritime Line: prospectus

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Maritime Line: map

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Details

The Maritime Line runs in the valley of the River Fal from Truro to Falmouth on the south coast of Cornwall.

Route data

Region South west
Locale Cornwall
Stations 6
Length 11.75 miles
Journey time About 24 minutes — one way
Route type Rural
Designation Line
Pilot project No
Designation date September 2006
Partnership Devon and Cornwall Rail Partnership
Operator(s) Great Western Railway

The Maritime Line serves the following 6 stations:

  • Falmouth Docks
  • Falmouth Town
  • Penmere
  • Penryn
  • Perranwell (on request)
  • Truro

The Penryn passing loop was installed in 2008 and work on the platform extension was also started.

Community rail designation

The Maritime Line was designated as a community rail line in September 2005 by the Strategic Rail Authority. The designation covers the line and the passenger services between Falmouth Docks and Truro and the 6 stations on this route.

Network Rail strategic route plan

The Maritime Line has been identified as a rural route within Network Rail’s west of England (K) strategic route plan.

The Devon and Cornwall Rail Partnership

The Maritime Line is one of the 7 railway lines supported by the Devon and Cornwall Rail Partnership, which was formed in 1991 to promote railway services in the area. The branch lines supported by the partnership are:

  • Atlantic Coast Line (Newquay to Par)
  • Avocet Line (Exeter St David’s to Exmouth)
  • Looe Valley Line (Looe to Liskeard)
  • Maritime Line (Falmouth to Truro)
  • St Ives Bay Line (St Ives to St Erth)
  • Tamar Valley Line (Gunnislake to Plymouth)
  • Tarka Line (Exeter Central to Barnstable)
Published 11 September 2006