The project is delivered by Cornwall Council with infrastructural improvements within the station delivered by Great Westerb Railway and Network Rail.

The project comprises:

  • New A30 signal controlled junction – additional lanes, new uncontrolled pedestrian crossings and a shared use cycle/pedestrian facility
  • Improved North Car Park – increasing spaces to 94 including 10 disabled spaces (from 72 spaces), landscaping, real time passenger information, bus stops, taxi rank, drop off point and cycle storage facilities.
  • New South Car Park – 422 spaces (including 26 disabled spaces) in a landscaped park, cycle storage facilities, safe pedestrian links (alternative access to the Station from Treloweth Lane) and the creation of new habitats.
  • New retaining walls to support the carriageway
  • A ‘Walk-Around’ facility to connect platforms and car parks from the south
  • Signage from the station for onward cycling trips to Marazion & Penzance.

Community Benefits

  • Significantly enhanced parking capacity at St. Erth station
  • Improved access between the A30 trunk road, rail main line, branch line and strategic bus services
  • Improved operation of rail services and reduced congestion on the road network
  • Improved public transport accessibility and attractiveness
  • Encouraging a modal shift to sustainable forms of transport
  • Improved connectivity both within and beyond Cornwall, supporting existing services and the proposed increased main line services.

Future Phases

The project will support further improvements and investment from the Council and rail operator, including:

  • Increased frequency on main line (already secured – rail operator)
  • Increased platform capacity for St Ives park and ride terminating at St Erth Station (rail operator)
  • Increased capacity of trains between St Erth and St. Ives (rail operator)
  • Overflow car park (CC – Planning permission in place subject to proven demand for facility).