Trains to Falmouth

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Falmouth is a port town on situated nearby River Fal in the South coast of Cornwall. Falmouth is the largest port in Cornwall, it still operates cargo vessels and cruise ships. In the past maritime activities significantly contributed to the development of the town, but today only the docks are still a major contributor to the town's economy together with tourism, in fact Falmouth is a popular seaside resort and holiday destination. Passengers heading to Falmouth Town will travel along the Maritime Line operating between Falmouth Docks and Penmere. The station was opened in 1970 specifically to serve seaside visitors heading to the beach for vacations. To secure cheap train fares, visitors are advised to purchase Advance train tickets to Falmouth Town, the waterside is only five-minute walk from the station. Passengers are warned that the station is unstaffed, however there are customer help points available at this station. Visitors wishing to swim in one of the five beautiful beaches seaside should purchase train tickets to Falmouth Town train station, the closest station to the seafront. The beaches that stretch along the coast starting from Pennis Castle and are Castle, Tunnel, Gyllyngyase, Swanpool and Maenporth beaches. Visitors can benefit from a range of activities whilst in town, such as the National Maritime Museum designed by the architect M. J. Long. Other town’s landmarks include Pendennis Castle, a 1540 former artillery fort built under Henry VIII, it protected the town against the French and Roman Empire invasion. Passengers travelling from Falmouth Town station can access it using a ramp from the car park. Travellers are warned to purchase Advance online train tickets and book Royal Mail ticket home delivery as the station is not equipped with a ticket office or ticket vending machines. However, passengers can benefit from car parking facilities, bicycles racks and public Wi-Fi. Services calling at this station are operated by the Great Western Railway. The station is also known as Falmouth, The Dell, and Falmouth Town. It operates trains towards Truro and Falmouth docks, both departing from Platform 1, the unique platform available at this station. Train service depart on weekdays with a half-hour frequency. Passengers can benefit from a waiting shelter. The station distances 321 miles (502.3 km) from London Paddington. Passengers wishing to travel to London Paddington are required to change at Truro station. The train journey is just under five and half hours long.