Lelant Saltings railway station

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Lelant Saltings National Rail
Lelant Saltings platform.jpg
Looking north
Location
Place Lelant
Local authority Cornwall
Coordinates 50°10′42″N 5°26′32″W / 50.17830°N 5.44226°W / 50.17830; -5.44226Coordinates: 50°10′42″N 5°26′32″W / 50.17830°N 5.44226°W / 50.17830; -5.44226
Grid reference SW543366
Operations
Station code LTS
Managed by Great Western Railway
Number of platforms 1
DfT category F2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Increase 101,284
2012/13 Increase 107,780
2013/14 Increase 114,932
2014/15 Increase 116,798
2015/16 Increase 125,064
History
Original company British Rail
Opened 1978
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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 and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Lelant Saltings railway station (Cornish: Holanek Lannanta[1]) 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.

History[edit]

The station was opened by British Rail 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.[2]

Description[edit]

The station is 0.5 miles (800 m) north of St Erth and faces the Hayle Estuary. There is just a single platform [3] built from pre-cast concrete components, which is on the left of trains arriving from St Erth.

St Ives Town F.C. play their football matches on a pitch at The Saltings next to the station.

Services[edit]

All trains are operated by Great Western Railway between St Ives and St Erth, although a few are extended beyond St Erth to Penzance. Trains are half-hourly through most of the week.[4]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
St Erth   Great Western Railway
St Ives Bay Line
  Lelant

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.magakernow.org.uk/idoc.ashx?docid=f3fabe0c-206f-4e0c-8889-4ce4a5060e5b&version=-1
  2. ^ "Success for St Ives rail link". Modern Railways. Ian Allan Ltd. 35 (362): 490. November 1978. ISSN 0026-8356. 
  3. ^ Jacobs, Gerald (2005). Railway Track Diagrams Book 3: Western. Bradford-on-Avon: Trackmaps. ISBN 0-9549866-1-X. 
  4. ^ "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)