Discover our latest guide…An Accessible Guide to Train Travel in Cornwall

The Access Cornwall army of accessibility reviewers have been incredibly busy over the last year working on our new series of guides and helpful reviews.


Today we’re delighted to share with you our Accessible Guide to Train Travel in Cornwall. This has been put together by our team with special thanks to Luke, a student at Oak Tree College in Threemilestone. Luke loves trains and knows everything about them. He’s particularly an expert on accessibility as he and his friend who is a wheelchair user love to travel all around the South West on as many different trains as possible. Here are a few words from Luke!

“Hello, my name is Luke and I go to Oaktree School in Threemilstone, Truro. I hold a very keen interest in trains and other modes of transport such as buses.

My aim for the future is to become a train driver for GWR. I am very knowledgeable of the GWR Network, including the Cornwall mainline and smaller branch lines. I am very familiar with the services and facilities at the different stations, their locations and times. I love to travel on and watch trains every day of the week and I have enjoyed reviewing the GWR network to make sure it is an easily accessible place for everyone including those with physical disabilities, health conditions or learning differences.”

Thank you to Luke and his teacher Chris for all their help.


Another thanks to our wonderful reviewer Ross Lannon who has created a video about his experiences trying out the train from Truro to St Ives along the beautiful St Erth to St Ives branch line.

Click here to see Ross’s video and blog about his train ride to St Ives.


Finally, this guide would not have been possible without the funding from the GWR Community Fund. Huge thanks to GWR for their support. We hope this guide is helpful to you and that it inspires some accessible adventures around Cornwall!





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