St Ives Branchline works

St Ives Branchline Works

Winter 2021 Branchline Maintenance.

Branch Line Update – 21st Novemebr 2020

Following the announcement of the five day Christmas travel period, we thought it would be helpful to let you know about our Christmas and New Year services.

Services will run normally on 23 December. On Christmas Eve late afternoon and evening services will be amended to prepare for our usual closure on Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Heathrow Express trains will run on Boxing Day.

There are no planned improvement works in this area affecting our services between Christmas and New Year. London Paddington remains open and services to London will operate normally throughout.

If you are traveling via Bristol Temple Meads or Gatwick Airport there are some local changes from Sunday 27 December which can be checked on our Christmas travel page

As with all current journeys, we are asking customers to please check their journey before travel on and book in advance reserving a seat, and for advice about traveling with confidence there is more information on

Please feel free to pass this information on, and we will be happy to help if there are any questions or queries.

This winter GWR are going to be carrying out another round of improvements to the St Ives Branchline. The 5 weeks of work is set to be carried out during January and February 2021. It is scheduled to be completed by Sunday the 7th of February.

This work involves replacing the length of line between Carbis Bay and St Ives. This is to be carried out in order to allow GWR to run more modern faster trains on the line in the future.

Click the link below to go to the GWR webpage for all the information about the schedule of the works, the replacement bus service, and how you can plan around the line closure.

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