A proposal for a Mid-Cornwall Metro rail service has been awarded development funding as part of the wider national Restoring Your Railway Fund to develop proposals that level up transport links across the country.
The proposal, which aims to create a coast to coast through-service connecting Falmouth, Penryn, Truro, St Austell, Par and Newquay will reduce journey times and easing road congestion for people living along the route.
The proposal has been championed by local MP’s Cherilyn Mackrory and Steve Double.
“I am absolutely delighted to see the Mid-Cornwall Metro rail service scheme awarded development funding to allow these plans to be progressed.”
“These plans will provide a coast to coast rail link between Falmouth and Newquay. A route for enabling students to easily commute from further afield to the university campuses at Falmouth and Penryn to Newquay, and a great way to grow Falmouth and Penryn’s economy.”
“I will continue to do all I can, working with local partners and the Department for Transport, to ensure this project progresses.”