Please only travel if essential on Sunday 3 December, services are expected to be extremely busy due to industrial action and engineering work affecting other train operators - more information
We are aware of the ASLEF Union's plans for industrial action at CrossCountry on Thursday 7 December, and action short of a strike between Friday 1 to Saturday 9 December – more information
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|Ticket office opening hours||Monday to Friday: Closed Saturday: 08:00 to 13:00 Sunday: Closed|
|Self service ticket machines|
|Collection of pre-purchased tickets|
|British Transport Police||0800 40 50 40|
|Rail Replacement Service||Bus stop at the front of the station|
|St Erth station customer services||
Please visit GWR Help & Support. Or contact our social media team @gwrhelp.
|Lost property||Monday to Friday: 08:00 to 19:00 Saturday: 09:00 to 17:00 Sunday: 10:00 to 16:30|
|Lost property contact details|
|Lounge opening hours|
|Refreshment facilities information||Café off platform 3|
|Toilets information||Ticket office|
|Pay phone||Cards and coins|
|Public Wi-Fi||Connect to "GWR Free Station WiFi"|
|Tourist information office|
|Bureau de change|
|Shops information||Café off platform 3|
We want everyone to travel with confidence. That is why, if you are planning on travelling on national rail services, you can request an assistance booking in advance - now up to 2 hours before your journey is due to start, any time of the day. For more information about Passenger Assist and how to request an assistance booking via Passenger Assist, please click here.
|Helpline contact details||08001 971 329 or 18001 0800 197 1329 (Textphone)|
|Customer help points available|
|Staff help||Meeting point: Ticket office.|
|Staff help opening times||Monday to Friday: 07:15 to 14:45 Saturday: 07:15 to 14:45|
|Accessible ticket machines|
|Accessible ticket office counter|
|Ramp for train access|
|Accessible public pay phones|
|National key toilets|
|Step free access coverage||
Step-free category B3 station - “Some step-free access, may be in one direction only.”
There is step free access from the station car parks to the platforms. There is no step free access between platforms 1 and 2. There is a stepped footbridge connecting these platforms. For arrivals from Penzance there is level access from the platform and to the St Ives branch platform.
|Impaired mobility set down|
|Station Car Park|
|Operator||APCOA Parking (UK) Limited|
|Contact details||0345 165 2030|
|Bus services available|
|Bus services information||Information to plan your onward journey is available in a printable format here|
|Cycle storage available|
|Storage location||Approach to ticket office|
|Taxi rank available|
St Erth train station has been serving the community of St Erth in Southern Cornwall since it was first opened in 1852. The station was opened by the West Cornwall Railway over 150 years ago, under the name St Ives Road. At the time, St Ives Road station was the railhead for the nearby town of St Ives, which was – and still is today – an important harbour with a bustling fishing trade, as well as the historic tin and copper mines. The railway running through St Erth, then, brought artists and tourists to St Erth and St Ives.
With the expansion of the Cornish railway in the latter 1800s, the station was renamed St Erth in 1877. With this new name came a reconstructed station building and a second track. St Erth station was not only responsible for running passenger services, but goods services too – with trains from the Primrose Dairy creamery operating until 1982.
St Erth is still a key station on the Cornish Main Line, operating routes around the local area. Additionally, there are a number of regional and national services that you can jump on at St Erth. With trains operated by Great Western Railway and CrossCountry, there are so many places you can go. Popular CrossCountry services include Plymouth to St Erth, Birmingham to St Erth, Bristol to St Erth, Newcastle to St Erth, and Edinburgh to St Erth.
At St Erth train station, facilities include free public Wi-Fi, a café (previously judged by The Guardian to be in the UK’s top ten station cafés!), toilets including accessible toilets, waiting rooms, bicycle parking, and a car park which is open 24/7.
Whether you’re on a romantic getaway to Cornwall, a St Erth local, or on a family holiday; there are plenty of ways to enjoy a day in St Erth. With gorgeous Cornish countryside and coastlines to explore, get involved in outdoor activities or visit astounding attractions around St Erth.
Situated only 6 miles from St Erth train station and a short 9-minute train ride away is the Penzance Jubilee Pool. This incredible art deco geothermal seawater pool is a Cornish institution and is well worth a visit. The pool is generally open all year round, so whether you’re looking to cool off on a hot summer’s day or refresh yourself with a chilly winter dip, the Jubilee Pool is a must-visit destination. With heated and non-heated sections, as well as a learner’s pool for letting little ones have a paddle, this is something for the whole family to enjoy.
Not far from the Jubilee Pool, you’ll find St Michael’s Mount – a legendary castle bound up in local myth. Once a location of pilgrimage, St Michael’s Mount is now a fascinating destination for tourists and locals to enjoy. Whether you hop on a boat ride or stroll across the causeway, at low tide, reaching the Mount is a delight in itself – just wait until you get on the island! With so much Cornish history to explore, as well as shops and cafes, a day trip to St Michael’s Mount is essential when in St Erth.
Finally, St Erth station was constructed to help locals reach St Ives – so a visit to St Ives is a day out not to be missed. St Ives is famous around the UK, and the world, for delightful boutiques, galleries, cafes, museums, tea rooms, and of course the seaside.