St Erth Multi Modal Hub

The St Erth Multi Modal Hub (StEMMH) will provide additional car parking and improvements to the highway infrastructure in the vicinity of the St Erth Railway Station.  The station is served by both mainline (Penzance to Paddington) and branchline (St Erth to St Ives) train services and the proposed hub will provide an opportunity for drivers to switch to a more sustainable transport solution for travel within west Cornwall  and beyond. The proposals will enable the integration of rail, bus, walking and cycling aimed at residents, visitors and commuters alike travel for travel to work, health, education, shopping and leisure and will help towards tackling congestion on the highway network.

The ‘Hub’ will provide facilities for bus operators to call directly into the site to connect with train services.  An associated project to improve the mainline signalling proposals has secured ERDF funding and new signals will be complete in early 2019 enabling the mainline train services to be increased to operate at 30 minute frequencies.

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Cornwall Council is responsible for delivery of the Core Project, as described below. As part of its support for sustainable transport in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, the European Regional Development Fund has made a grant of £5.4m to support the project. The project is also financed by money secured from the Local Transport Plan and Growth Deal funding provided by Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership. Linked to this Core Project are a number of essential and complementary projects, which will to be delivered by stakeholders including Network Rail (NR) and Great Western Railways (GWR) and these measures will contribute to the overall benefits and results.

Please follow the link below to see what will be built or installed through the project:

St Erth Multi Modal Hub Project Highlights

How the Hub is delivered

  • New signal controlled junction on the A30
  • Improved North Car Park (providing circa 100 spaces)
  • New and improved footways, and an improved station forecourt
  • New South Car Park (providing circa 440 spaces)
  • Increased platform capacity at St Erth for the St Ives branchline provides increased passenger circulation space and builds in future opportunities for additional rolling stock on branchline – under discussion
  • Trackline improvements between St Erth and St Ives Station building refurbishment and provision of ramps. 
  • Further parking provision through construction of the overflow (west) car park
  • Treloweth Footway Link– providing a safe pedestrian footway connection to St Erth Village.  New/enhanced signage for cyclists through St Erth Village connecting to the existing National Cycle Network Route 3.
  • The Council is in discussions with Network Rail, Great Western Railways, and other stakeholders to assess the feasibility of providing a replacement "Access for All"  footbridge allowing step free access across the railway

Wider still are improvements to the frequency and quality of trains and buses in the area to promote integration of rail and bus in Cornwall.

Please use the links in the menu to find further information about the project.