Lelant Saltings railway station
|Managed by||First Great Western|
|Number of platforms||1|
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|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Original company||British Rail|
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|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Lelant Saltings from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
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Lelant Saltings railway station (Cornish: Holanek Lannanta) was opened on 27 May 1978 to provide a park and ride facility for visitors to St Ives, Cornwall, England. It is situated on the A3074 road close to the junction with the A30 near the foot of the hill up to Lelant village.
The station opened on 27 May 1978 and had a car park for 300 vehicles. A return ticket to St Ives cost £0.60. Cornwall County Council provided £35,000 to build the car park and Penwith District Council paid £15,000 to build the platform. During the first summer nearly 136,000 people were carried from the station, with 3,000 cars using the car park in peak weeks. Nearly 40% of users surveyed said that they would not have visited St Ives if the park and ride was not available.
Usage statistics from the Office of Rail Regulation showed a dramatic fluctuation in passenger numbers: this is most noticeable at Lelant Saltings where the figure was more than 23,000 journeys in the year ending in March 2006, but only 653 attributed to the station the following year. 2006-07 saw a significant decrease in recorded passenger numbers when rover tickets were excluded from the figures.
The statistics cover twelve month periods that start in April.
The station is 0.5 miles (800 m) north of St Erth and faces the Hayle Estuary. There is just a single platform  built from pre-cast concrete components, which is on the left of trains arriving from St Erth.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|First Great Western|
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Lelant Saltings railway station.|
- "Success for St Ives rail link". Modern Railways (Ian Allan Ltd) 35 (362): 490. November 1978. ISSN 0026-8356.
- "Station Usage". Rail Statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. Retrieved 2010-03-25.
- "Station usage report 2006-07" (PDF). Office of the Rail Regulator. Retrieved 2011-11-09. (page 10)
- Jacobs, Gerald (2005). Railway Track Diagrams Book 3: Western. Bradford-on-Avon: Trackmaps. ISBN 0-9549866-1-X.
- "St Erth - St Ives" (PDF). Network Rail. Retrieved 2009-11-23.
|This station offers access to the South West Coast Path|
|Distance to path||150 yards (140 m)|
|Next station anticlockwise||Lelant 0.75 miles (1 km)|
|Next station clockwise||Hayle 2 miles (3 km)|