The Great Western
Railway arrived in Perranporth in 1903 with a branch line
service via Chacewater to Truro. In 1906 the line was extended
to form a continuous link to Newquay. Perranporth was the main
station in the parish but
smaller "halts" existed at Mithian, Perranporth Beach and
Goonhavern. The tourism industry gained momentum with this
important transport link.