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« Reply #30 on: April 20, 2019, 04:08:36 pm »

All the old forecourt area has now been paved at a bus stop shelter erected.

I wonder if you were there at the same time as me...







Still some work to do on the bay platform though

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« Reply #31 on: April 20, 2019, 04:34:56 pm »

Definitely more blue sky when I was there - scorchio
(14.00 today for the record!!!)
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« Reply #32 on: April 20, 2019, 04:39:34 pm »

Ooh err that might have worked..
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« Reply #33 on: April 20, 2019, 04:42:11 pm »

It did indeed.

I was there 09:30 on Thursday.
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« Reply #34 on: April 23, 2019, 07:39:03 pm »

Loads of people and equipment on the site(s) north and south of the station today, there's a decent chance now of at least partial completion within the timescales. Progress has been impressive since my last visit. The construction of the disabled ramp access to and from the main down platform from the southern car park is now well underway too.

I'm concerned however that the St Ives platform work, and access to it, will lead to damage to the effective pristine nature of what's been built. There doesn't appear to be any 'dirty' road access to the work site and the machinery, spoil and construction materials will all need to be delivered and removed over the new build. I seriously can't see these operations being done by rail.

Does anyone have any access to the new track layout? Will the speed restriction into St Erth from the branch be lifted with the new track plans?
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« Reply #35 on: April 28, 2019, 02:25:46 pm »

GWR suggest you allow an hour to travel from St Ives to St Erth for connections !!  Shocked Really ?
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« Reply #36 on: April 28, 2019, 07:23:58 pm »

As First say rail tickets are valid on all buses to St.Ives on services 16 A17 and T2 I cannot imagine anyone would want to get the train as it is only a 12 minute trip on the bus and the A17 is half hourly direct from St.Erth to St.Ives.
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« Reply #37 on: April 28, 2019, 07:40:46 pm »

Apart from it being a more scenic route by train. Its half the fun of going to St Ives.
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« Reply #38 on: April 29, 2019, 06:12:42 am »

As First say rail tickets are valid on all buses to St.Ives on services 16 A17 and T2 I cannot imagine anyone would want to get the train as it is only a 12 minute trip on the bus and the A17 is half hourly direct from St.Erth to St.Ives.
16? That's Pz - St Ives & v.v via the North coast road, Gurnards Head/Zennor, etc; goes nowhere near St Erth
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« Reply #39 on: April 29, 2019, 01:57:38 pm »

As First say rail tickets are valid on all buses to St.Ives on services 16 A17 and T2 I cannot imagine anyone would want to get the train as it is only a 12 minute trip on the bus and the A17 is half hourly direct from St.Erth to St.Ives.

And the bus saves the walk up the hill from the station!
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« Reply #40 on: April 29, 2019, 07:50:37 pm »

That is what the 'Upgrading St.Erth station Thursday 7 to Friday 31 May 2019' leaflet says. In fact it also includes the 16A from Penzance to St.Ives. Might be something to do with the disabled access at St.Erth as St.Ives tickets are valid to Penzance so you can double back as there is no lift at St.Erth.
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« Reply #41 on: May 02, 2019, 05:46:30 pm »

The leaflet





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« Reply #42 on: May 02, 2019, 08:07:37 pm »

Loving the cartoon railway worker. I for one didnt spot Mr Benn stepping out the back of the costume shop changing room, but I bet the St Erth folks are very glad he did.
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« Reply #43 on: May 02, 2019, 11:50:08 pm »

As First say rail tickets are valid on all buses to St.Ives on services 16 A17 and T2 I cannot imagine anyone would want to get the train as it is only a 12 minute trip on the bus and the A17 is half hourly direct from St.Erth to St.Ives.

and of course if the bus doesn't connect eg. Up Sleeper from St Erth leaves just before A17 arrives ...  Roll Eyes Hotel in St Erth on GWR if connections via Saltings fail ?
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« Reply #44 on: May 06, 2019, 05:22:22 pm »

Some copyright waived (self taken) for the record, pictures from today, before the works start tomorrow.







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