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Author Topic: General Information - Plymouth to Penzance (refreshing, March 2020)  (Read 10199 times)
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« Reply #15 on: April 01, 2020, 08:44:23 pm »

A couple of points:

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A return of passenger services to the Fowey branch (from Lostwithiel) and regular (for general use of the area) services from Bodmin Parkway to Bodmin General over heritage railway tracks are sought, as is a link to (re)connect the line from St Austell to the Newquay branch at Goonbarrow; the junction at Par (not a big place) means that the Newquay line really doesn't take people from Newquay directly where they want to go.

(i) Not sure if this is significant but a second platform is in the process of being built at Bodmin general station on the Bodmin & Wenford heritage railway to facilitate this, as far as I know.
(ii) The missing link in question runs from Parkandillack to the former St Dennis Junction, on the outskirts of the village of Indian Queens and not Goonbarrow.

Andy, the new Platform (No.2) at Bodmin General is being built to allow a 'preserved' two train service to run without sharing of the current single platform.  This will allow a more frequent service to be run on both lines to Bodmin Parkway and Boscarne Junction.  In the future it will also allow a proposed Community Rail service to be run in parallel with the existing preserved services.  The new platform was scheluled to be completed at the end of March 2020, but current events have obviously prevented that from happening.  I have a photograph of the almost completed platform and will post it here later.
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« Reply #16 on: April 03, 2020, 08:21:18 am »

Thanks, SandTEngineer. Rereading my comment, I realise that it could be interpreted as implying that the second platform is being built primarily to allow for a reintroduction of a scheduled service between General and Parkway, although it does give the B&W more capacity to accommodate such a service at some point down the line. Sorry.
Looking forward to seeing your photo of the station!
 
   
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