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Redruth Train Station


Redruth Station
Station Road
TR15 2AB
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Station overview

A ticket office is available. Ticket office
A ticket machine is available. Ticket machine
A waiting room is available. Waiting room
Wheelchairs are available. Wheelchairs
Wi-Fi is available. Wi-Fi
Toilets are available. Toilets
Facility Information
Ticket office opening hours Monday to Friday: 07:30 to 19:00 Saturday: 07:30 to 19:00 Sunday: 09:00 to 16:30
Self service ticket machines A ticket machine is available.
Collection of pre-purchased tickets Collection of pre-purchased tickets is available.
Get Oyster card here Oyster Pre-Pay not is available.
Top up Oyster pay as you go here Oyster top up is not available.
Use Oyster pay as you go here Oyster top up is not available.
Service Information
British Transport Police 0800 40 50 40
CCTV CCTV systems are available.
Rail Replacement Service

Station Frontage to Platform 2

Information Systems
  • Departure screens
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Service Information
Redruth Station customer services

Please visit GWR Help & Support. Or contact our social media team @gwrhelp.

Left luggage Left luggage is not available.
Left luggage contact details


Lost property

Whether you’ve lost something on one of our trains or at a station, we’ll do our best to find it for you. Once we’ve got your details, we’ll start looking. Although it can take up to a week for things to reach us. Register your lost item here

Facility Information
Lounge A first class lounge is not available.
Lounge opening hours A first class lounge is not available.
Facility Information
Seating area A seating area is available.
Waiting rooms Waiting rooms are available.
Trolleys Trolleys are not available.
Refreshment facilities Refreshment facilities are available.
Toilets Toilets are available.
Baby changing Baby changing facilities are not available.
Pay phone Pay phones are not available.
Public Wi-Fi Wi-Fi is available.

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Post box A Post box is not available.
Tourist information office A tourist information office is not available.
Cashpoint An ATM machine is not available.
Bureau de change A bureau de change is not available.
Shops Shops are not available.
Showers Showers are not available.
Facility Information
Helpline information

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Helpline contact details

08001 971 329 or 18001 0800 197 1329 (Textphone)


Customer help points Customer help points are available.
Staff help Staff help is available.

Meeting point: Ticket Office.

Staff help opening times Monday to Friday: 05:50 to 22:30 Saturday: 05:50 to 21:15 Sunday: 08:50 to 22:10
Accessible ticket machines Accessible ticket machines are available.
Accessible ticket office counter An accessible ticket office counter is available.
Induction loop An induction loop is available.
Ramp for train access A ramp for train access is available.
Accessible taxis Accessible taxis are not available.
Accessible public pay phones Accessible public pay phones are not available.
National key toilets National key toilets are not available.
Step free access coverage Partial Station

Step Free Category B2 - This station has a degree of step free access with step free available to both platforms. Transfer between platforms is via local roads and under the railway viaduct. Access roads are steep in places.

Impaired mobility set down Impaired mobility set down Machine is available.
Disabled parking

drop off points available to both platforms

Wheelchairs Wheelchairs are available.
Ticket gates Ticket gates are not present.
Station Car Park Summer prices 1st April to 30th September
Spaces 30
Opening times
  • Monday to Friday:24 Hours a Day
  • Saturday:24 Hours a Day
  • Sunday:24 Hours a Day
Contact details
Redruth Station car park winter prices 1st October to 31st March
Spaces 30
Opening times
  • Monday to Sunday:24 Hours a Day
Contact details
Bus services available Bus services are available.
Bus services information

Information to plan your onward journey is available in a printable format here

Cycle storage available Cycle storage is available.
Storage type Stands
Spaces 15
Sheltered No
Transport Information
Taxi rank available A taxi rank is not available.
Airport available Airport information is not available.
Port available Port information is not available.

Redruth railway station has been serving the town of Redruth in Cornwall since it first opened in 1852. Redruth is deep in the heart of Cornwall, sitting between Truro and Camborne on the tail end of the CrossCountry network.

The station has seen many changes over the years thanks to development changes to the local railway, and alterations to services. Back in 1838, the Hayle Railway opened Redruth’s first train station on the west side of the town. This railway had the primary aim of moving goods to and from local mines and harbours, as an industry transport service. The railway opened to passengers in 1843, and a few years later the West Cornwall Railway (WCR) took over the Hayle Railway. When WCR took over the railway, they rebuilt and extended it to make it a more functional, wide-reaching line. This reconstruction involved the building of a viaduct above Redruth and a new station – which was opened in 1852.

In 1888, the original timber viaduct – which was built to the designs of Isambard Kingdom Brunel – was replaced by a masonry structure, now with two tracks rather than one. Further refurbishments took place in the 1930s when the main station buildings were replaced and modernised.

One very special feature of Redruth train station is their resident cat – Hector. Passengers travelling through Redruth have been fawning over Hector since 2013, where he loves the attention that locals and tourists give him. Adopted by the train station staff (with the blessing of his family) when he kept coming back to the station, Hector now lives a life of luxury with all the fuss passengers give him!

You can reach Redruth train station from a wide range of locations across the UK, with trains operated by Great Western Railway and CrossCountry serving the station. Popular routes on CrossCountry trains include Penzance to RedruthPlymouth to RedruthBristol to RedruthYork to Redruth, and Aberdeen to Redruth.

At Redruth train station facilities include free public Wi-Fi, ticket machines, a ticket office, toilets including accessible toilets, lost property, bicycle parking, and a car park which is open 24 hours a day Monday-Friday.

Things to do in Redruth

One of the most popular local spots near Redruth is Carn Brea, a monument sitting 738 feet above sea level and overlooking the towns of Camborne and Redruth. Though from a distance, Carn Brea might appear to be a fairly small monument, it is in fact a 90-foot granite obelisk, erected in memory of Francis Bassett, Lord de Dunstaville. Bassett was part of a family who had been important to the local mining industry for over 700 years, but it was his work in miner welfare that forged such a powerful memorial. Inside Carn Brea, there is a staircase leading to a viewing platform for a unique view of the Cornish landscape surrounding.

Just outside of Redruth is a National Trust site focused on the mining heritage of Cornwall, which is both local to Redruth and integral to the history of Cornwall as a county. The old engine houses and mining exhibitions are a fascinating insight into mining work in days gone by, serving as an evocative reminder of Cornwall’s former role at the centre of world engineering and industrial innovation.

In the town of Redruth itself, you will find plenty of inviting restaurants and cafes to sample delicious Cornish dishes and a wide range of shops to explore – from high-street favourites to unique boutiques.