Proposals

The completed Transport Interchange facility will include significant enhancements to the existing rail station. This page focuses on the car park facilities and associated A30 junction improvements only.

The proposal is for three car parks, providing approximately 750 parking spaces. The car parks have been designed to sit sympathetically within the landscape and use a palette of high quality materials and planting, taking inspiration from their settings (industrial to the north and rural to the south).

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Clearly-signed, safe pedestrian routes will facilitate movement through the site and provision will also be made for cyclists. Existing cycle routes surrounding the site will be enhanced by the introduction of additional signage and a new section of shared use pedestrian/cycleway on the A30. With the failure of bids to provide step free access over the railway, and an underpass alternative dismissed on cost, accessibility and safety grounds, the Core Project now includes the provision of a footway between the station entrance and the car park south of the railway (this may be subject to gaining planning permission).  The Council will be consulting on completing the pedestrian route along Treloweth Lane to provide a safer pedestrian connection between the station and St Erth village pedestrian routes. If successful, this will be included with the wider project and implemented in the same timescale as the Core Project. Also for consultation ahead of the Core Project is the introduction of parking restrictions along Station Approach and Treloweth Lane to the junction of the road to the Waste Recycling Centre; this could be implemented early in 2016.

The proposals also include improvements to the junction of the A30 and Station Approach. Subject to Highways Agency approval, it is proposed to introduce signal control to the junction, along with additional lanes for turning traffic. This should increase the road capacity and regulate traffic flows. Existing bus stops on the A30 will be relocated, and new bus facilities constructed adjacent to the station ticket office, including low floor bus boarders and shelters. Real time information will be installed in all shelters, and in the new station waiting room.

Once complete, the transport Interchange will:

  • Act as a catalyst for economic growth
  • Increase the potential for car-free travel
  • Improve the interconnectivity of different modes of transport
  • Improve safety for all road users.