Some difficulties with running trains in West Cornwall today.
The St. Ives branch reopened hours late after overnight permanent way work. The problem was that the relayed track was not giving an acceptable ride quality. The contractors work was rejected until the faults were rectified. This took all morning. It is believed that the first train to carry passengers was the 12.18 St. Erth to St. Ives. For the second half of our day return from Camborne to St. Ives we travelled by Oates 24-seat coach.
Coming back from St. Ives at 15.33 we learnt that there were now problems with the main line after a fatality. Some trains were cancelled between Truro and Penzance. The 16.00 from Penzance to Paddington started at Truro, but left 22L after the bus connection was late arriving. We walked up from St. Erth Station to the A30 and caught a no. 18 bus almost immediately, and arrived home only 5 minutes late.
Regards Mike Many thanks Mike