Cornwall emergency: All trains cancelled across popular hotspot after crash on tracks


The person was struck between Plymouth and Penzance on Monday. All train lines running through Cornwall have been disrupted as emergency services respond to the incident.

National Rail said in a statement that trains may be delayed or cancelled by up to one hour until 7pm this evening. Its website says all lines are currently closed as a result.

A National Rail spokesperson said: “A person has been hit by a train between Plymouth and Penzance. As all lines are currently closed, trains may be cancelled or delayed by up to 60 minutes until approximately 19:00.”

There is no further word on the person’s condition.

The Inrix traffic and travel service said services are at a standstill on the Great Western Railway line between Plymouth and Penzance.

Other routes which have been affected include CrossCountry between Newcastle and Penzance as well as Great Western Railway between Cardiff Central, London Paddington and Penzance.

It comes as a second person was hit by a train between Bristol Temple Meads and Taunton on the same day.

CrossCountry wrote an update on its Twitter account at 4.18pm which said: “Due to the emergency services dealing with an incident between Bristol Temple Meads and Taunton, all lines are currently blocked.”

Its website said train services running through those stations may be diverted via Westbury.

More to follow…


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