Penzance Train Station
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Penzance Train Station
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|Ticket office information||On platform 3|
|Ticket office opening hours||Monday to Friday: 06:45 to 19:30 Saturday: 07:45 to 18:10 Sunday: 08:45 to 17:30|
|Self service ticket machines|
|Collection of pre-purchased tickets|
|British Transport Police||0800 40 50 40|
|Rail Replacement Service||The Bus Station adjacent to the station|
This lounge is available for passengers who have booked berths for the Night Riviera service. There are also showers available for customers who have booked berths on the Night Riviera train.
|Lounge opening hours|
|Pay phone||Cards and coins|
|Public Wi-Fi||Connect to "GWR Free Station WiFi"|
|Tourist information office|
|Bureau de change|
We want everyone to travel with confidence. That is why, if you are planning on travelling on national rail services, you can request an assistance booking in advance - now up to 2 hours before your journey is due to start, any time of the day. For more information about Passenger Assist and how to request an assistance booking via Passenger Assist, please click here.
|Helpline contact details||08001 971 329 or 18001 0800 197 1329 (Textphone)|
|Customer help points available|
Meeting point: Passenger assistance office on Platform 3
|Staff help opening times||Monday to Friday: 04:50 to 01:45 Saturday: 05:00 to 01:45 Sunday: 07:00 to 10:00|
|Accessible ticket machines|
|Accessible ticket office counter|
|Ramp for train access|
|Accessible public pay phones|
|National key toilets|
|Step free access coverage||
Step Free Category A station - This station has step free access to the platforms.
Safety warning - Please be aware that this station is having tactile paving installed on the platform edge. During this time not all platforms will have tactile paving. Please take extra care when using this station.
|Impaired mobility set down|
|Disabled parking||No specific area.Assisted travel meeting point - Ticket office main entrance. Please notify a member of staff. a.|
|Bus services available|
|Bus services information||Information to plan your onward journey is available in a printable format here|
|Cycle storage available|
|Taxi rank available|
Penzance Railway Station serves the historic port town of Penzance in Cornwall and is the Southernmost railway station in Britain.
The station first opened in March 1852 by the West Cornwall Railway, with travel to and from London beginning in 1859. The station has since undergone several redevelopments beginning with a complete rebuild in 1876 by Great Western Railway. The station was replaced by much larger buildings and built in rock-faced granite designed by civil engineer William Lancester Owen. This was followed by a further expansion in the 1930s which resulted in building the current layout you can see today.
Penzance station facilities include free public WiFi, toilets including accessible toilets, a waiting room and a first-class lounge for those with the relevant ticket. There is a car park and bicycle parking available.
You can reach Penzance railway station from a range of locations across the UK, with Great Western Railway and CrossCountry both serving the station. Popular CrossCountry routes to Penzance include Birmingham to Penzance, Leeds to Penzance, Plymouth to Penzance, and even a direct route across the country from Aberdeen to Penzance – the longest direct train route in the UK.
Things to do in Penzance
Penzance is most famous for its pirates – more specifically, the singing kind as a result of Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic opera ‘The Pirates of Penzance’. While there are limited chances of you spotting a pirate today, there is plenty more to explore in this coastal town.
The Jubilee Pool is a must-visit when in Penzance and is the UK’s largest art deco seawater lido. Situated between the Promenade and the harbour, this triangular-shaped pool includes a main, a geothermal, and a learner pool. The geothermal pool is heated to 30-35 degrees Celsius by their geothermal system using heat pumps which are 410m deep. If swimming isn’t your thing, Jubilee Pool has its very own café, offering some of the best views in Penzance!
If history and culture are more your scene, then the Penlee House Gallery and Museum is the perfect place to discover new artists and explore exhibitions. While the museum allows you to explore archaeological findings covering 6000 years of history in west Cornwall. Other art galleries in the area include The Exchange, the Lighthouse Gallery and PZ Gallery.
For a more relaxed visit, why not spend your time exploring all the town has to offer. Discover historic buildings, including St Mary’s Church, with the site dating back to the 12th century, and Market House, a Grade I listed building. While wandering around town, why not visit one of the many local and national retailers? From small boutiques to small quirky shops, you’ll be sure to find the perfect souvenir. After a long day of sightseeing, why not round your day out with a delicious meal from one of the many restaurants and cafes serving locally sourced food.