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Cafés & Picnic Areas

Cornish Rail Coffee Co.

Our café at Bodmin General Station is open on all train operating days, serving a good variety of hot and cold drinks, Cornish pasties, sausage rolls, freshly cut sandwiches, cakes, snacks and sweets. There is seating available outside the café for customers.

The Buffet at Bodmin Parkway

At Bodmin Parkway Station, the old signal box on the Down platform has been converted to a Buffet, which is operated by the Bodmin Railway under the Cornish Rail Coffee Co. franchise. This provides a valuable service to main line travellers, walkers and our own passengers. The Buffet serves a range of hot and cold food, snacks and non-alcoholic drinks.

Opening Hours:

Monday: 07:00 – 14:00

Tuesday: 07:00 – 14:00

Wednesday: 07:00 – 14:00

Thursday: 07:00 – 14:00

Friday: 07:00 – 14:00

Saturday: 07:00 – 14:00

Sunday: 10:00 – 14:00

Liskeard Station

The Cornish Rail Coffee Co is also positioned at the main line train station Liskeard. The café serves a range of hot and cold drinks, warm and cold food, cakes and often has special meal deals. Located in the heart of the train station, the Cornish Rail Coffee Co provides a treasured service to many commuters and tourists.

Opening Hours:

Monday: 7:30 – 14:00

Tuesday: 7:30 – 14:00

Wednesday: 7:30 – 14:00

Thursday: 7:30 – 14:00

Friday: 7:30 – 14:00

Saturday: 8:30 – 14:00

Sunday: Closed

Picnic Areas

There are a number of picnic benches on the platform at Bodmin General, which you are welcome to use should you choose to bring your own food and drink with you during your visit. Boscarne Junction Station also has a picnic area, situated beside the Camel Trail.  Please note, there are no catering facilities at Colesloggett Halt.

On-board Catering

At the moment we are unable to provide catering onboard the trains. There is the coffee shop at Bodmin General selling a variety of hot and cold foods, which can be taken on-board the train. Food can also be purchased in advance when booking your tickets.

Gift Shop

Visit the charming gift shop on our 1950’s platform and discover a treasure trove of delightful items to suit all tastes and budgets. You’ll find an excellent range of gifts and souvenirs, ideally situated on the platform just a few steps away from the Cornish Rail Coffee Co. The gift shop is open between 10am and 5pm every day that trains are operating.

Staff on the Station Platform at Bodmin General Station

Car Parking

Visiting Bodmin Railway by car is easy!

We recommend you start your visit at Bodmin General Station, our only station with car parking facilities for our passengers. There is NO vehicular access or parking at both Colesloggett Halt and Boscarne Junction stations.

At Bodmin General: Our FREE car park is sited directly adjacent to the station and available for the exclusive use of our own visitors and staff.  We recommend arriving 30minutes before your departure time to secure a parking place. Please note our car park fills up quickly during busy events and in peak season, two Cornwall-Council managed Pay & Display car parks within a 10-15 walk of the station. Blue badge holders can park on the station forecourt, immediately at the front of Bodmin General Station, with level access through the Booking Hall and onto the platform. Click the button below to read more about accessibility at the BR.

At Bodmin Parkway: The car park at Bodmin Parkway is managed by First Great Western Trains Limited and for the use of main line travellers only. Charges apply at this car park.


At Bodmin General Station, the original station building houses Ladies and Gents toilets. Although they have been modernized and refurbished internally, these are in the same locations as the original toilets which were in use during Great Western Railway and British Railways days.

There is a wheelchair accessible toilet and baby changing facilities, situated directly adjacent to the Gents. These toilets are open to railway visitors on all train operating days.

There are no toilet facilities at both Colesloggett Halt and Boscarne Junction stations.

The toilets at Bodmin Parkway station are managed by First Great Western Trains Limited, which are normally open each day and available for use by Bodmin Railway customers if required.

On board toilet facilities are available on most of our standard trains, please check our access page for more information.