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« on: January 30, 2008, 06:46:00 pm »

The link below reports a groundswell of local opinion in favour of the rerouting of the Par-Newquay branchline via St Austell & Burngullow.

http://www.thisiscornwall.co.uk/displayNode.jsp?nodeId=144143&command=displayContent&sourceNode=144131&contentPK=19706754&moduleName=InternalSearch&formname=sidebarsearch
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« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2008, 01:03:21 pm »

This has been muted for years now and it won't happen,theres too much work required to re-instate the present line quality, let alone the bit thats missing Smiley
Network rail , believe it or not, have spent lots of money replacing worn track between Ponts Mill and Goonbarrow , with more to do soon,I cant see them closing it down to freight only and spending 5 times as much again on the track between Burngullow and St Dennis Jn.
 I wonder if this story is attempt to scupper the plans to rail waste to the new incinerator (if it ever gets built). A passenger service over the line would surely prevent freight from operating any sort of reasonable service over the line again

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« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2008, 03:25:08 pm »

I love this bit from the article:

Jack Burnett, from St Dennis, said: "I can remember when the train line was operational back in the '60s and what it meant to the local community.

"The trains would take products from the China Clay industry all the way down to Par and provided a quick, reliable and efficient method of transportation.

"On the weekends when the service wasn't running
, all the locals would walk the way the tracks ran. It was great way of sampling the beauty of the Clay area."

Pre H&S (Health and Safety) days!

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« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2008, 03:54:44 pm »

Pre H&S (Health and Safety) days !!!!  Nothing changed as far as I can see !

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« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2008, 12:10:06 pm »

Some of the trackbed is being used not far from St Dennis by a farmer and DRS (Direct Rail Services Ltd) Demolition I believe.
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« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2008, 08:38:28 pm »

Another article appeared today on the re-routing of the Par-Newquay branch line. The reporter doesn't seem to have placed the report in a specific context, though.

http://www.thisiscornwall.co.uk/displayNode.jsp?nodeId=144143&command=displayContent&sourceNode=144131&contentPK=19855774&moduleName=InternalSearch&formname=sidebarsearch
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« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2008, 08:58:53 pm »

Another article appeared today on the re-routing of the Par-Newquay branch line. The reporter doesn't seem to have placed the report in a specific context, though.

http://www.thisiscornwall.co.uk/displayNode.jsp?nodeId=144143&command=displayContent&sourceNode=144131&contentPK=19855774&moduleName=InternalSearch&formname=sidebarsearch

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The reinstatement of the line is also seen as part of plans to create an eco-town in the clay area as put forward by Imerys.

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New details have emerged about plans for an eco-town of 5,000 homes which could be built on land owned by china clay giant Imerys.The details are contained in a formal document submitted by the company in October last year after the Government invited bids for the creation of 10 eco-towns in the UK (United Kingdom) (link below.)
http://www.thisiscornwall.co.uk/displayNode.jsp?nodeId=144125&command=displayContent&sourceNode=232450&contentPK=19856809&folderPk=108202&pNodeId=251466

A decision on the bids will be made within the next two weeks.

Imerys says it expects to release 750 hectares for development in Clay Country over the next one to three years and is working with a "highly experienced and reputable development partner" on plans for up to three small developments at Blackpool, Burngullow and Bugle. A site close to St Dennis has also been identified as having potential.

Transport and tourism initiatives are also suggested.
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« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2008, 08:27:50 pm »

Two articles concerning the Newquay branch, the first covering a plan to increase usage of the line which focusses on Newquay station and the second mentioning in passing  the re-routing of the branch in connection with development plans for "china clay country".

http://www.thisiscornwall.co.uk/displayNode.jsp?nodeId=144143&command=displayContent&sourceNode=144131&contentPK=20181379&moduleName=InternalSearch&formname=sidebarsearch

http://www.thisiscornwall.co.uk/displayNode.jsp?nodeId=144143&command=displayContent&sourceNode=144131&contentPK=20182222&moduleName=InternalSearch&formname=sidebarsearch


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« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2008, 09:46:59 pm »

Two articles concerning the Newquay branch, the first covering a plan to increase usage of the line which focusses on Newquay station and the second mentioning in passing  the re-routing of the branch in connection with development plans for "china clay country".

http://www.thisiscornwall.co.uk/displayNode.jsp?nodeId=144143&command=displayContent&sourceNode=144131&contentPK=20181379&moduleName=InternalSearch&formname=sidebarsearch

http://www.thisiscornwall.co.uk/displayNode.jsp?nodeId=144143&command=displayContent&sourceNode=144131&contentPK=20182222&moduleName=InternalSearch&formname=sidebarsearch




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« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2008, 07:35:14 pm »

'Focal (Friends of the Atlantic Coast Line [Newquay])' (the Newquay Line supporters Group) have just been featured on ITV Westcountry News this evening. It was also in the local press last week - so it gathering (albeit slow) momentum.
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« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2008, 12:36:14 pm »

For those who weren't aware of Focal (Friends of the Atlantic Coast Line [Newquay]), here's a link to their website.

http://www.focal.org.uk/welcome.htm
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« Reply #11 on: April 01, 2008, 12:46:27 pm »

For those who weren't aware of Focal (Friends of the Atlantic Coast Line [Newquay]), here's a link to their website.

http://www.focal.org.uk/welcome.htm

Thanks for that, Andy.

The concept of a Newquay, Par, St. Austell and St. Dennis Rail Loop is a fascinating one.
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« Reply #12 on: April 01, 2008, 01:21:02 pm »

Bigger priority is to raise the speed on the existing line and put in more passing loops.
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« Reply #13 on: April 02, 2008, 12:24:52 pm »

Article link on the Focal (Friends of the Atlantic Coast Line [Newquay]) proposals.
http://www.thisiscornwall.co.uk/displayNode.jsp?nodeId=144125&command=displayContent&sourceNode=232450&contentPK=20289140&folderPk=108202&pNodeId=251466
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« Reply #14 on: April 09, 2008, 02:54:06 pm »

A St. Dennis reader suggests that the proposed waste incinerator plant at St. Dennis should be used to finance the reconstruction of the St Dennis Junction-Parkandillack link. 

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