Visit the Railway

Please come and visit and see the progress and developments of the railway for yourself.  You can have a ride on our little train, visit the buffet at Prospidnick Halt and the shop and exhibition in a converted Mail Van with photo archives and much more on offer - so come and pay us a visit.

We are open for rides or just a cup of tea on Thursdays, Sundays and Bank Holiday weekends from Easter until November and volunteers will also be working on Thursdays and Sundays as well if you would like to come along and help.  Access is only available via Trevarno Farm, Prospidnick  TR13 0RY

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Getting There By Road


From Helston take the A394 to Penzance and then the B3302 to St Ives and Camborne - see the brown sign to Helston Railway

Then turn right at the Junction of the B3303 road to Camborne - brown sign again. 

Go through Crowntown and take the Chynhale and Prospidnick right hand turning  - last brown sign. 

  At the bottom of the hill turn left and then after going under the railway bridge turn left up the incline to Trevarno Farm and follow the signs to the car park.  The short walk to the train is signposted from there.


If you are coming from Camborne take the B3303 towards Helston and after going through Nancegollan turn left towards Chynhale and Prospidnick at the brown sign.  At the bottom of the hill turn left and then after going under the railway bridge turn left up the incline to Trevarno Farm and follow the signs to the car park.  The short walk to the train is signposted from there. 

Getting There By Rail 

The nearest stations are Camborne, Hayle and St Erth about 6 miles away.  All are served by First Great Western services from London Paddington and Cross Country Trains services from Bristol, the Midlands and the North.  National Rail Enquiries 08457 484950 or visit

Getting There By Bus

The nearest bus route is  First Devon and Cornwall Service 45 which links Camborne Bus Station with Helston and serves Crowntown on the B3303, which is about half an hour's walk from Trevarno Farm. The current timetable can be viewed by clicking on this link:

 For details of all local bus services telephone Traveline on 0871 200 22 33 and choose 'Local Travel' or visit

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Become a Member

Membership Application FormWe always welcome new members.

Becoming a member helps support the project and gives you an opportunity to volunteer on the railway.

It is very easy to become a member of the Helston Railway. Simply sign up and pay online, or print off our application form, and return with a cheque.

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