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Weather Affecting Network Rail

You may have seen that weather warnings have been issued for Cornwall, Devon and Somerset for wind speeds of up to 60mph and heavy rain through tonight into tomorrow (Wednesday 12 April). So that train services can continue to operate safely tomorrow, Network Rail are imposing a 50mph speed restriction on some main lines and branch lines across the South West.

This will mean journeys will take longer and there may be late notice changes to schedules. If you or anyone you know is due to travel, please go to before departing.

High winds can blow objects onto tracks, including trees, so they sometimes slow down trains to get you where you need to be safely. The train lines impacted will be:

  • Cornish main line, between Penzance and Plymouth (which will impact long distance journeys to London, Bristol and beyond)
  • St Ives Bay line, between St Erth and St Ives
  • Maritime line, between Truro and Falmouth
  • Atlantic Coast line, between Par and Newquay
  • Looe Valley line, between Liskeard and Looe
  • Tamar Valley line, between Plymouth and Gunnislake
  • Tarka line, between Exeter St David’s and Barnstaple

Should your train be delayed you may be entitled to Delay Repay compensation; find out more by going to or