Please only travel if essential on Sunday 3 December, services are expected to be extremely busy due to industrial action and engineering work affecting other train operators - more information
We are aware of the ASLEF Union's plans for industrial action at CrossCountry on Thursday 7 December, and action short of a strike between Friday 1 to Saturday 9 December – more information
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|Ticket office information||In ticket hall|
|Ticket office opening hours||Monday to Friday: 06:45 to 20:05 Saturday: 06:40 to 19:05 Sunday: 09:15 to 19:20|
|Self service ticket machines|
|Collection of pre-purchased tickets|
|British Transport Police||0800 40 50 40|
|Rail Replacement Service||Front of the station|
|Truro station customer services||
Please visit GWR Help & Support. Or contact our social media team @gwrhelp.
|Lost property||Monday to Friday: 08:00 to 19:00 Saturday: 09:00 to 17:00 Sunday: 10:00 to 16:30|
|Lost property contact details|
Location: Platform 3
Tickets Accepted: All First Class
Facilities: Modern comfortable lounge with TV
Refreshments: Complimentary refreshments
Concessions for Standard Class Sleeper Berth Customers: Yes
|Lounge opening hours||Monday to Friday: 07:00 to 22:30 Saturday: 07:30 to 15:30 Sunday: 21:00 to 22:00|
|Waiting room information||P3|
|Refreshment facilities information||Café to Platform 2|
|Toilets information||Platform 2|
|Pay phone||Cards and coins|
|Public Wi-Fi||Connect to "GWR Free Station WiFi"|
|Post box information||Platform 2|
|Tourist information office|
|Bureau de change|
|Shops information||Café to Platform 2|
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|
|Staff help||Meeting point: Ticket office.|
|Staff help opening times||Monday to Friday: 05:15 to 00:30 Saturday: 05:30 to 23:15 Sunday: 08:00 to 23:30|
|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 B1 Station Step free access available to both platforms 1 & 2 from the main road side buildings. Access to platform 3 via the footbridges and level crossing.
Safety warning - Please be aware that some platforms at this station have no or only partial tactile paving on the platform edge. Please take extra care when using this station.
|Impaired mobility set down|
|Station Car Park|
|Operator||APCOA Parking (UK) Limited|
|Contact details||0345 165 2030|
|Bus services available|
|Bus services information||Information to plan your onward journey is available in a printable format here|
|Cycle storage available|
|Storage location||Front of station|
|Taxi rank available|
|Taxi rank information||Yes|
Truro is Cornwall’s fourth largest town according to the 2011 census. Curiously enough, it is also the only city in Cornwall, thanks to an historic change in 1877 when it was separated from the diocese of Exeter and given its own bishop. The town grew from an iron age settlement and in the 12th century became a significant town after the castle was built. Truro became a coinage, or stannary town in 1327, which meant it held the status of being able to mine coins from the locally mined tin.
Truro station was first opened in 1859 and is today the busiest station in Cornwall. During the 1860s Truro Station revolutionised trade in Cornwall, as it allowed merchants to distribute their goods, which arrived by boat, throughout the rest of the country. The station provides easy access to Penzance as well as the rest of the country via the CrossCountry network.
Facilities at Truro Station include 150 car parking spaces, and bicycle parking is also available. The car park is wheelchair-friendly and includes three accessible spaces. Truro Station is also served by more than twenty different bus routes making it easy to start or continue your journey. If you are travelling First Class from Truro, there is a passenger lounge available on Platform 3 with showers. Wi-Fi is available throughout the station and there is a café on Platform 2. Toilets and accessible toilets are available, and baby changing facilities all on Platforms 2 and 3.
CrossCountry serves popular routes such as Truro to Penzance, Truro to Totnes, Truro to Taunton and Truro to Newton Abbot, so you can really make the most of this corner of the country by public transport.
Truro is a town famous for its Georgian and Gothic architecture, as well as its important role in Cornwall’s history through trade and tin and copper mining. Truro Cathedral was completed in 1910 with modern construction techniques in the older gothic style. The Cathedral is unusual in that construction started after Truro had been granted its city status. The site of the three-spired Cathedral incorporated an earlier church which dates from as far back as 1518.
You might be surprised to learn that Truro has no castle today. While there are many excellent examples of castles around Cornwall, Truro Castle was levelled in 1840. Today Truro Crown Court stands in its place. You can learn more about the history of the town at the Royal Cornwall Museum which is only a few minutes’ walk from Truro Station.
Truro Station is also your gateway to Cornwall’s area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. One of Truro’s biggest draws is its annual ‘City of Lights’ event which takes place each December. This festival includes the official switching on of the Christmas lights and a lantern parade.
The city is a popular shopping destination too and home to national chains as well as several local independent stores. You can find over thirty traders at the Pannier Market too.
As you walk around the ancient cobbled streets, you will notice that Truro sometimes reminds you of Bath. This is because Bath stone was used in the construction of properties on Princes Street and Lemon Street. Take a trip to Bath Spa when you have time and see for yourself how the two cities compare.
There is lots more to see, learn and discover in Truro, so book your journey with CrossCountry today.