The St Erth to St Ives branch line is one of Britain’s best loved railways. We help hundreds of thousands of people to experience it every year, delivering an important boost to the local economy.
Supported by our online and offline marketing campaigns, passenger numbers on the St Ives Bay Line have grown 68% since 2001. This not only provides extra custom for St Ives’ attractions and businesses, but also helps reduce congestion and parking issues by giving visitors an attractive alternative to arriving by car.
The Devon & Cornwall Rail Partnership develops the line by:
We promote the St Ives Bay Line with its own section on our Great Scenic Railways website, on social media and in local and regional newspapers. We also promote the line at major London stations as part of the annual Community Rail in the City campaign. We encourage use of the line’s Park & Ride scheme through a dedicated leaflet.
We and Cornwall Council have been working with Great Western Railway (GWR) to improve the line’s out of season Sunday service.