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« on: February 20, 2021, 08:02:52 am »

due to flooding.
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« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2021, 08:37:11 am »

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Cancellations to services between Par and Newquay
Due to heavy rain flooding the railway at Roche the line is blocked. Disruption is expected until 12:00 20/02.

Train services between Par and Newquay will be cancelled.

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Rail replacement coaches have been arranged to run in place of the train service. These will run between St Austell and Newquay (in both directions). Customers at Par should take the next available train to St Austell for onward transport.

Please check station signs and wait for replacement road transport at the designated stop. The replacement road transport may run later than the advertised train times owing to the local road conditions, the additional time taken by road between stations and the time required for loading and unloading at each stop.

If you are travelling from an unstaffed station please use the Customer Help Point or contact National Rail Enquiries on 03457 484 950 detailing the total number of passengers travelling, and your intended destination.
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« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2021, 12:18:44 am »

due to flooding.

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Cancellations to services between Par and Newquay
Due to heavy rain flooding the railway at Roche the line is blocked. Disruption is expected until 12:00 20/02.

Train services between Par and Newquay will be cancelled.

Customer Advice

Rail replacement coaches have been arranged to run in place of the train service. These will run between St Austell and Newquay (in both directions). Customers at Par should take the next available train to St Austell for onward transport.

Please check station signs and wait for replacement road transport at the designated stop. The replacement road transport may run later than the advertised train times owing to the local road conditions, the additional time taken by road between stations and the time required for loading and unloading at each stop.

If you are travelling from an unstaffed station please use the Customer Help Point or contact National Rail Enquiries on 03457 484 950 detailing the total number of passengers travelling, and your intended destination.

Wasn’t quite a coach. Roselyn coaches ran the replacement service with an Optare Solo.
Which begs the question why not run it from Par as per the train. Their depot is almost next to Par station!
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« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2021, 08:19:01 pm »

Its a lot quicker to run the bus from St Austell to Newquay than from Par and it gives better onward connections on to the mainline. I also suspect most local travellers  go on to St Austell  anyway as there is hardly much to detain them in Par! ( with apologies to Parisians).
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« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2021, 10:09:31 pm »

Its a lot quicker to run the bus from St Austell to Newquay than from Par and it gives better onward connections on to the mainline. I also suspect most local travellers  go on to St Austell  anyway as there is hardly much to detain them in Par! ( with apologies to Parisians).

I saw the initial comment and thought "sensible for passengers to Newquay - but doesn't that make it a long way round for passengers from Par to Luxulyan, for example?".  I suspect my thoughts were a classic example of looking from my armchair in far, far away.   Luxulyan passengers may be rare as hen's teeth at the moment when you look at normal numbers, and the added distance really isn't that much when you look at the geographic layout

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