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PostSubject: Re: Tavistock Rail    Tavistock Rail  - Page 3 EmptyTue Jul 21, 2015 8:30 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Tavistock Rail    Tavistock Rail  - Page 3 EmptyThu Nov 26, 2015 4:06 pm

Natalie Soper ‏@BellinguaNat 37 minutes ago

@GWRUK plan to reopen the Tavistock railway line - great news for local businesses. (Btw, love the rebrand!) #Plymouthtourismconference
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PostSubject: Re: Tavistock Rail    Tavistock Rail  - Page 3 EmptyThu Nov 26, 2015 4:38 pm

Tgwu wrote:
Natalie Soper ‏@BellinguaNat 37 minutes ago

@GWRUK plan to reopen the Tavistock railway line - great news for local businesses. (Btw, love the rebrand!) #Plymouthtourismconference

Great news but who is Natalie Soper?
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PostSubject: Re: Tavistock Rail    Tavistock Rail  - Page 3 EmptyThu Nov 26, 2015 4:47 pm

Freelance translator (French & Spanish to English), and occasional blogger, she was working at Plymouth tourism conference at Boringdon Hall today

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PostSubject: Re: Tavistock Rail    Tavistock Rail  - Page 3 EmptyThu Nov 26, 2015 4:58 pm

Tgwu wrote:
Freelance translator (French & Spanish to English), and occasional blogger, she was working at Plymouth tourism conference at Boringdon Hall today



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Thanks.Going out on the toot in a minute but will record spotlight and Westcountry news to see if GWR are providing any hard cash.About time,the reopening has been talked about since 1974.Should never have been closed in the first place,another pain inflicted by that spangle Beeching.
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PostSubject: Re: Tavistock Rail    Tavistock Rail  - Page 3 EmptyThu Nov 26, 2015 6:57 pm

Nothing mention on either channel
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PostSubject: Re: Tavistock Rail    Tavistock Rail  - Page 3 EmptyThu Nov 26, 2015 7:10 pm

I think something may have been lost in translation here. Very Happy

A comment that GWR would like (in theory) to re-open the Tavvy line, is a bit like Brent saying he'd like to build a grandstand at HHP.
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PostSubject: Re: Tavistock Rail    Tavistock Rail  - Page 3 EmptyThu Nov 26, 2015 7:49 pm

As with any good idea, it takes government investment to make it happen. Private companies couldn't even build a channel tunnel gold mine without running crying to the nanny state. They're hopeless.

Bit of a problem where the cycle path runs out of Tavistock, that presently ends at the old tunnel off to Morwelham etc, but I'm sure the cyclists and train users will co-exist.

What a shame it wasn't thought about years ago. What a shame it closed in the first place, given the horrendous traffic into Plymouth every morning. Tavistock line ? maybe ?, it wouldn't be AS expensive as some think. Even the sweet old buffers at the Plym Valley have shown how old lines can be brought back into use. As to whether the whole Okehampton line will re-open, that's a different matter, and I think Jimmy will get his act together before that happens, and we all know how long that will take. Laughing

There's already an issue at Bridestowe, where the folk living in the houses on the old station have dug in, and hence even the present granite way cycle path has to divert down through the village, before popping back up onto the moor at The Bears Lake pub, and the old train line on to Meldon and down into Okey.

A new functioning train line in the area would make my heart sing. It makes economic sense in these new times, let alone the pleasure. What a stunning train journey that would be, every bit as good as good as the Teignmouth line.
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PostSubject: Re: Tavistock Rail    Tavistock Rail  - Page 3 EmptySun Nov 29, 2015 3:30 pm

Quote from Evans

Cllr Evans said that plans to tackle congestion in the north of the city were in hand as the proposal provoked immediate fears of gridlock.

He added that improvements were in the pipeline for busy Tavistock Road, the city’s major north/south artery.

He added that the Forder Valley Link Road and a railway line between Tavistock and Plymouth would ease pressure over the next few years
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PostSubject: Re: Tavistock Rail    Tavistock Rail  - Page 3 EmptySun Nov 29, 2015 8:52 pm

Elias wrote:
actually the devon train network just needs a high speed Plymouth-Exeter line.
a line on the moors would be a good idea though.

During BR days a feasibility study was carried out to straighten the track for higher speeds particularly between Newton Abbot and Plymouth and was immediately dropped due to high cost, some tracks had to be slewed 30ft up to  a mile just to raise the line speed to 75, the Southern route was engineered with several straight tracks where 100mph could be attained.
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PostSubject: Re: Tavistock Rail    Tavistock Rail  - Page 3 EmptySun Nov 29, 2015 8:59 pm

I wouldnt hold your breath theyve been on about reopening the peak railway to allow derby to manchester direct via bakewell for 30+ years and got nowhere
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PostSubject: Re: Tavistock Rail    Tavistock Rail  - Page 3 EmptySun Nov 29, 2015 9:08 pm

The Tavistock - Bere Alston route has legs, surveys are being carried out, can't see the Tavy-Oke route being a goer though
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PostSubject: Re: Tavistock Rail    Tavistock Rail  - Page 3 EmptySun Nov 29, 2015 9:32 pm

Graiser wrote:
The Tavistock - Bere Alston route has legs, surveys are being carried out, can't see the Tavy-Oke route being a goer though

The first link is being part paid by the developers
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PostSubject: Re: Tavistock Rail    Tavistock Rail  - Page 3 EmptySun Nov 29, 2015 9:39 pm

Tgwu wrote:
Graiser wrote:
The Tavistock - Bere Alston route has legs, surveys are being carried out, can't see the Tavy-Oke route being a goer though

The first link is being part paid by the developers

Part of the deal apparently
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