Railway link 'is moving up the list of projects'
The Herald|January 15, 2022
NEW MOVES TO TAVISTOCK AND PLYMOUTH CONNECT
DANIEL CLARK

THE reopening of the Tavistock to Plymouth rail link has moved up a list of priorities.

There has been a long-held ambition to reopen the link, and the reinstatement of the line to Tavistock is identified in the 20-year plan of the Peninsula Rail Task Force.

Before Christmas, Damien Jones, the county's head of transport coordination, told West Devon councillors that the restoration of the Tavistock-Bere Alston link had moved up the list of Department for Transport projects.

Preparatory work has been carried out by Network Rail on signalling at Bere Alston, where the line currently terminates, in advance of the possible return of trains to Tavistock.

It follows the successful reopening of the Okehampton branch last month.

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