Upcoming improvements taking place in West Cornwall. This starts on Saturday and will run through to Sunday 23 February so don’t forget to check carefully if you’re travelling during this time.
Network Rail will be using this time to renew track through Camborne as well as waterproofing the viaduct in Hayle. The St Ives Bay Line will also be closed from Saturday 15 to Tuesday 18 February for bridge renewals. To find out more visit GWR.com/WestCornwall.
To follow this, there will be a series of other improvement works. Here is a summary:
· Sunday 1 March – buses replace trains between Truro and Penzance (including the St Ives Bay Line). This is a planned follow-up on the back of the main closure
· Tuesday 3 to Thursday 5 March – Buses will replace trains on the branch line between Liskeard and Looe for bridge renewals. To find out more, visit GWR.com/Looe
· Sunday 8 March – buses replace trains between Liskeard and Truro (including the Atlantic Coast Line to Newquay)
· Weekends of 14/15 and 21/22 March – buses replace trains on the Atlantic Coast Line. Buses will start/terminate at St Austell instead of Par
Network Rail have revised their work programme to make allowances for Storm Dennis.
Replacing a bridge between St Erth and St Ives requires the use of a large crane, which cannot be operated in high winds.
This means that the work will take longer, and the line will now close from Saturday 15 February through to Thursday 20 February. Buses will replace trains during that period.
We will be alerting customers through traditional and social media and through information at stations.
There is no change to the work between Truro and Penzance, which will start on Saturday 15 February and be completed before start of service on Monday 24 February.