Pirate FM News

Network Rail: "No Idea" When Penzance Line Will Re-Open

news_train.jpg

Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 7:31am 18th February 2014.

Rail bosses have admitted they have no idea when the line between St Erth and Penzance will re-open.

It has been closed since Friday after track, signalling and platforms were damaged in the Valentine's Day storms.

Network Rail's carrying out checks and although they want to get services up and running as soon as possible, the line will stay shut until further notice.

In a statement, the company said: "The line between Penzance and St Erth is now closed owing to damages to infrastructure caused by the storm on Friday. Track, signalling equipment and station platforms were damaged and engineers are now actively assessing the impact with an aim to scope out the repair required to resume services as quickly as possible. The line will remain close until further notice."

Pirate FM has already told you the battered line at Dawlish could take longer than six weeks to repair.

First Great Western is still reporting cancellations, delays and bus replacement services.

Their advice is to check ahead of your journey.

Email Icon

Sign up for exclusive news, competitions and offers.
Proper Local News updates from Pirate FM

Suggested articles

Michael van Gerwen showered in beer but recovers to win World Darts Championship opener

Sports News: World No 1 Michael van Gerwen began his quest for a third World Championship title with a win, but only after having to recover from a spectator throwing beer over him as he prepared to make his walk-on at Alexandra Palace.

The weather hits Cornwall's rail link to London... AGAIN

Cornwall News: It is feared huge waves could breach at Dawlish

Pirate Extra Pirate 70s Escape LoveCornwall