Brunel’s Royal Albert Bridge at Saltash was completed in 1859 and for the first time rail travel and transport was possible between Penzance and Plymouth. Until 1867 the journey was broken at Truro, where standard and broad gauge tracks met, so goods and passengers had to change trains. The Truro to Falmouth line was planned from as early as 1847 and completed by 1863. In the meantime nine stations from Saltash to Truro were opened, with more to follow over the next decade.
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