Green light for Mid Cornwall Metro

Train on Atlantic Coast Line, taken from Treffry Viaduct

A project to transform transport links in mid Cornwall so that residents can better connect to employment, education and key services, has been given the green light by the Council’s cabinet.  

Working with delivery partners GWR and Network Rail, the new Mid Cornwall Metro coast to coast rail service will create a sustainable transport corridor through central Cornwall by improving the current links between four of Cornwall’s largest towns: Newquay, St Austell, Truro, and Falmouth/Penryn. 

At today’s meeting, Cabinet members agreed to provisionally accept the offer of £50m Levelling Up Funding towards the delivery of the £56.8 million Mid Cornwall Metro initiative.