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Rail services in Cornwall have resumed following a near two day suspension

By tobymeyjes  |  Posted: February 16, 2014

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First Great Western said the service between St Erth and Plymouth will not resume until tomorrow morning

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The main rail service in Cornwall has resumed after a near two day suspension following Friday night’s storm.

First Great Western have confirmed the line is once again fully operation between St Erth and Plymouth, however a replacement bus service will be required to reach the end of the line at Penzance.

The train operator had hoped to resume the service yesterday however opted to postpone full resumption until today because the amount of debris on the track.

An empty service was run along the main line this morning to confirm the track was safe to use.

All services in Cornwall and up to Newton Abbot were suspended on Friday because of high winds during the storm.

No replacement coach service was available because of the condition of the roads, however most branch lines reopened on Saturday.

As well as Penzance, the Looe branch line remains closed because of flooding.

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