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Vital link for Cornwall gets more comfortable

Vital link for Cornwall gets more comfortable

One of only three overnight ‘sleeper’ services in the country, First Great Western has updated old fashioned blankets for modern day duvets, ensuring all on-board can have an even more restful night’s sleep.  The Night Riviera sleeper service, operating between London Paddington and Penzance since 1877 offers two types of accommodation on board, a single cabin or a twin cabin.

Regular user of the service, Camborne and Redruth MP George Eustice said:

“The sleeper train is a vital link for Cornwall and many people could not do their job without it. I have always been impressed by the level of comfort and service that First offer and the new duvets only serve to make the experience even better – particularly as we approach the cold winter months.”

Whether you’re in a single or twin cabin, you’ll have a comfortable bed with the new duvet, wash basin with a shaver point, towel, bottled water, personally controlled lighting and air conditioning.

Single cabins have room to catch up with work or relax with our VOLO TV system. Twin cabins are equipped with bunk beds which sleep two people.


All travellers are provided with a wakeup call and a choice of breakfast. The complimentary breakfast includes; a choice of cereals, a bacon baguette or a plain croissant (vegetarian option).

If you would like something else, you can purchase drinks and hot or cold snacks from the Lounge Bar.