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Author Topic: St Erth Station - incidents, facilities, improvements and awards (merged topic)  (Read 19460 times)
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« on: November 06, 2008, 10:30:09 pm »

"A deaf and blind family pet was saved from certain death after it was abducted from home and left to die on railway tracks, near Hayle.  Flossy, an 18-year-old poodle bitch with cataracts in both eyes, was found tied to rails in the path of oncoming trains at St Erth station.  A station guard discovered the helpless animal bound by the neck with bailing twine just after starting his shift at 6.30am, on October 24."

For full details, see http://www.thisiscornwall.co.uk/homepagenews/Pet-dog-tied-train-tracks/article-451104-detail/article.html

And 'Well done!' to that member of staff for their actions.
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« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2008, 10:33:00 pm »

that is so wrong
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« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2008, 09:56:32 pm »

An update to this story, from the BBC: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/cornwall/7714157.stm

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A spokesman for First Great Western told BBC News it was an act of appalling cruelty and the guard had reacted instinctively and done his job.

Well done  Wink
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« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2008, 07:54:05 pm »

Whoever it was is plain sick
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« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2008, 09:03:22 pm »

Sick
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« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2010, 10:40:49 am »

Having passed St Erth the other day, I noticed a lot of ground work going on behind the station. I guess this the land clearance for the proposed Park & ride, and subsequent closure of Lelenat Saltings.
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« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2010, 03:48:04 pm »

Earthworks on the industrial site side I have been told are nothing to do with the Park and Ride.
The propsed site is on the other side of the station.
Cutbacks in spending have put this on the back burner.
This is only what I have been told, if anyone knows different maybee they could shed some light on it ??
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« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2010, 03:59:56 pm »

As I understand it, St Erth Park & Ride is still going ahead to open in around two years time.   The current car park will be enlarged and there will be a brand new, large car park built on the field behind the down platform.  The intention is for there to be parking for 600 or so cars as a park and ride not just for St Ives but also for Penzance.

I don't think the work currently happening is linked to the project.

In terms of Lelant Saltings, there is no intention to close it, instead it would get a very basic one train a day type service.   Lelant would get more calls and every train would call at Carbis Bay.
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« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2010, 02:27:32 pm »

Let the Train take the strain....

Today it couldn't (2 x 150)

14:25 St Ives to St Erth due 14:39
This train has been revised.It will no longer call at: Carbis Bay and Lelant Saltings.This is due to an unusually large passenger flow.
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« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2010, 07:20:10 pm »

Well it most certainly did! The previous trip missed out the saltings on its run to St.erth as it was running extremly late and made up some time this way.
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« Reply #10 on: August 16, 2010, 01:07:18 am »

i was going to go into st ives earlier seen the numbers of passengers at st erth and changed my mind, the service is pretty much a non stop shuttle run isnt it? or is it not run so intensive on a sunday?
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« Reply #11 on: July 18, 2011, 07:07:59 pm »

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-14182026

nearing completion for the Park and Ride. is the park and ride for St Ives, or Penzance or both though? its right beside the main road on the way to both!
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« Reply #12 on: July 18, 2011, 08:15:41 pm »

... PLANS are nearing completion not the scheme itself.
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« Reply #13 on: July 18, 2011, 10:08:02 pm »

oops only skim read and posted! missed the important bit about only being plAns, but relevant link none the less
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« Reply #14 on: August 18, 2011, 12:03:52 pm »

More information on the St Erth scheme will be available shortly, meanwhile Cornwall Council have issued a Press Release, which infers enhanced rail services west of Truro as a result.

see here ^..

WWW.CORNWALL.GOV.UK
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