8th August, 2022

Plymouth Fireworks – go by train on Wednesday 17 August

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Beat the traffic and travel to and from the British Firework Championships in Plymouth on Wednesday 17 August by train this year – made even easier with a later train through Cornwall and additional trains to Gunnislake and Newton Abbot.

Spectacular pyrotechnics will illuminate Plymouth Sound as six top firework companies battle it out. This year’s displays will each contain a sequence themed around the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee which was celebrated by the country in June 2022.

Free entertainment starts from 18 00 with music, fairground rides and refreshment stalls on Plymouth Hoe. The firework displays generally begin on each evening as dusk falls at 21 30. Spectators are advised to arrive early to get the best possible vantage point on Plymouth Hoe. Read more.

TRAIN TIMES HOME – only on Wednesday 17 August:

23 15 Plymouth to Penzance
(calling at Saltash, St Germans, Liskeard, Bodmin Parkway, Par, St Austell, Truro, Redruth, St Erth)

23.20 Plymouth to Gunnislake     
(calling at Devonport, Dockyard (by request), Keyham, St Budeaux Victoria Road, Bere Ferrers, Bere Alston, Calstock)

23.30 Plymouth to Newton Abbot
(calling at Totnes) 

NO TRAINS ON THURSDAY 18 AUGUST – this is due to a RMT strike. More info

Buying tickets
Look up train times and buy rail tickets on the GWR website or app. Tickets can also be bought on the day. No pre-booking required.

Save a third off adult fares for you and a friend (with kids travelling for just £1) with a Devon & Cornwall Railcard – just £12 a year for local residents.

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