Extra trains for Boardmasters Festival but reservations must be made to travel

Thursday 12th July 2018

Get a ticket, get a seat

Travel in style to the Boardmasters Festival this summer with train operator Great Western Railway set to run 13 additional trains to/from Newquay, however passengers must make a reservation to travel.

With the ever-popular Watergate Bay and Fistral Beach festival attracting more and more visitors each year, train operator GWR will operate a specific train reservation only system ensuring everyone who wants to travel is able to book a service of their choice.

Newquay Station Manager Mike Trotter explains:

“Newquay Station is set to serve more people in a day than it usually does in a week, so we will be operating a reservation only system, with customers only able to board their booked service.

“This will allow those travelling to board the service more easily, and will help us to manage queuing at the station more efficiently.” 

Specific train reservations will be required on all services to Newquay on Wednesday 8, Thursday 9, and Friday 10 August and from Newquay on Monday 13 August.

Book now to guarantee your choice of train time.

Those travelling should:

  • Allow extra time because trains to and from Newquay will be busy
  • Expect queues
  • Get to the station at least 30 minutes before your reserved train is due to depart

What can I take?

  • Only bring what you can carry:
  • Remember your Railcard:
  • Worry about losing your ticket? Download the GWR app
  • Charge your phone:

As well as additional rail services on the Newquay branch line, extra buses will support the rail services, to ferry people to mainline services towards London.

Services from Plymouth to Newquay:

  • 0814
  • 1031
  • 1246
  • 1532 (NOT FRIDAY)
  • 1809 (NOT FRIDAY)

Services from Paddington will be at:

  • 0649
  • 0903
  • 1118 (NOT FRIDAY)
  • 1336 (NOT FRIDAY)

Services from Newquay will be at:

  • 0732
  • 0923
  • 1055
  • 1242
  • 1507
  • 1703
  • 1855

Notes to editors

Great Western Railway (GWR) provides high speed, commuter, regional and branch line train services. We help over 100 million passengers reach their destinations every year - across South Wales, the West Country, the Cotswolds, and large parts of Southern England.

We’re currently seeing the biggest investment in the network since Brunel so we can offer more trains, more seats, and shorter, more frequent journeys and continue the network’s heritage of helping connect more businesses to new and prosperous markets. Through a series of initiatives we aim to be a good neighbour to the communities we serve and are committed to making a positive social impact in those regions. Learn how we're Building a Greater West at GWR.com. GWR is a FirstGroup company.