Train Travel is one of the most ‘green’ forms of transport. Railchoice have cited an example: ‘ A traveller going to Paris from London on Eurostar generates 10 times less CO2 (Carbon Dioxide) than a person travelling on the same route by air!’ So be kind to the world – if you are needing to travel – ask yourself whether you can make the same journey by rail.
Camborne lies on the main rail link through Cornwall on the Paddington to Penzance line so it has excellent rail links with the rest of the country and the station is located just a short walk from the town centre.
Visit St Ives by train!
With Camborne sited on the main line you can take the train in a westerly direction alighting at St Erth to take one of the most scenic train journeys in the country along the coast to St Ives. Lasting only 12 minutes it is still a delight as the St Ives Bay line tracks hug the cliff and provide spectacular views that you would not get by road.First Great Western describe it thus:
The St.Ives Bay Line sweeps alongside the golden sands of Hayle Towans, through Carbis Bay and onto St.Ives with panoramic views of craggy cliffs and the colourful harbour. Take the chance to visit the narrow streets of St.Ives, a picturesque town with many galleries, shops, pubs, restaurants and guesthouses.The St.Ives Bay Line gives good access to walking routes such as the South West Coast Path which follows the line from Lelant’s St. Uny Church to Carbis Bay, then onto St.Ives.
A superb piece of Victorian engineering.
For more information on rail transport visit thetrainline.com