Partnership Asking For Members’ Views On Rail Line Closure

penzance station 1A week after the London to Penzance railway line was closed at Dawlish, following the sea wall collapse, island businesses are being asked whether they are being affected by the problems with transport into Cornwall.

The Islands’ Partnership has been an affiliate member of the Cornwall Chamber of Commerce for around a month. The mainland group has asked for Partnership Members’ views and experiences.

They’ll use the feedback in a meeting with transport minister Robert Goodwill next month.

The Cornwall Chamber want to hear about Scilly businesses which are, or have been, adversely affected by transport problems to and within the Duchy.  You’re being asked to send your comments to

In the meantime, some businesses on St Mary’s and St Martin’s have taken to social media to show that life goes on as normal on the islands. They’ve been using the Titter hashtag ‘#open for business’ as part of a regional campaign.

The phrase was first used by the region’s Local Enterprise Partnership who met with government to discuss their concerns.

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