The Anonymous Widower

St. Erth Station And The St. Ives Branch

St. Erth station is the station, where you change for the St. Ives branch.

I think this station is a good example of how we should treat our rural stations.

It was scrupulously clean and has an excellent shop and cafe.  I think too, that the bridge is going to be given lifts to improve changes at the station.

The branch itself is one of the most spectacular in the UK, and my train was an immaculate Class 150. I hope that unit is in the queue for the upgrade some of its sisters have received in East Anglia.

The Cornish will certainly look after it.

October 17, 2014 - Posted by | Transport, World | ,


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