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Devon ‘Green Main Line’ reopening will slash public transport journey times

Full reopening of the railway between Exeter and Plymouth via Okehampton and Tavistock could slash public transport journey times across large parts of West and North Devon and North Cornwall, according to the latest bid to reopen the railway to the Department for Transport’s Restoring Your Railway Fund (a summary is available to download, below).Continue reading “Devon ‘Green Main Line’ reopening will slash public transport journey times”

‘Northern Route’ reopening scheme calls for full funding of Dawlish resilience works

On the seventh anniversary of the collapse of the sea wall at Dawlish, the group of industry experts developing the case for reopening the railway from Exeter to Plymouth via Okehampton and Tavistock (TORS) are calling on Government to commit to fully fund Network Rail’s plans to improve the resilience of the main line fromContinue reading “‘Northern Route’ reopening scheme calls for full funding of Dawlish resilience works”

Devon ‘Green Main Line’ reopening will transform transport across the South West

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”

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