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Working to make the case for a more resilient, inclusive and better railway in Devon and Cornwall
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Reopening the ‘Northern Route’ throughout from Exeter to Plymouth via Okehampton and Tavistock will provide transformative transport links to large parts of Devon and Cornwall, including direct trains to London, says the group examining a reopened electrified main line railway between Exeter and Plymouth via Okehampton and Tavistock. Tavistock Okehampton Reopening Scheme (TORS) says theContinue reading “Devon ‘Green Main Line’ reopening will transform transport across the South West”
We’ve talked about potential benefits of reopening the Northern Route, but what are the potential concerns? First, a quick review of where we’re at in the wider scheme of things. Our work is at a very early preliminary stage intended to establish whether it is possible for the full route from Exeter to Plymouth viaContinue reading “What are the impacts of the Northern Route?”
If you’ve got questions on Northern Route scheme, here’s some answers on those we’re most frequently asked. Q: Is this a replacement for the main line? A: Absolutely not. The population centres in South Devon dictate that the coastal railway will always be the primary passenger route in the region. Q: Does this threaten @networkrailwest’sContinue reading “FAQs on the Northern Route”
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