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Author Topic: Okehampton-Tavistock. Discussion on reopening and potential use as a diversionary route  (Read 129357 times)
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« Reply #495 on: November 29, 2017, 06:06:14 PM »

Westcountry news on itv this evening are discussing that the government are exploring a dawlish avoider, announced in Exeter this morning, most likely via Okehampton. An ‘expert’ says it will cost the equivalent of 2miles of HS2 to restore Okehampton to Plymouth!
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« Reply #496 on: November 29, 2017, 06:46:34 PM »

Westcountry news on itv this evening are discussing that the government are exploring a dawlish avoider, announced in Exeter this morning, most likely via Okehampton. An ‘expert’ says it will cost the equivalent of 2miles of HS2 to restore Okehampton to Plymouth!

HS2 mile equivalents is an excellent unit of measurement  Grin

This seems a sensible idea on the part of the government. Perhaps they could fast-track any consultations as elements have been looked at before AND it's in line with stated policy of re-opening Beechinged lines AND it would do so much for the area, AND it's at a cost of less that 5km of HS2 (that's the metric equivalent of HS2 miles!)

Full credit to the government in coming up with this excellent idea even if borrowed from elsewhere!
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« Reply #497 on: December 01, 2017, 07:36:36 PM »


An interesting feature:

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/dec/01/okehampton-residents-welcome-talk-of-reopening-railway-lines

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« Reply #498 on: December 02, 2017, 06:45:44 PM »

Thanks for posting, Umberleigh.  Wink

Purely in the interests of continuity and clarity, I've now moved and merged a couple of existing discussion topics here - all relating to Okehampton.

Hope this helps.  Smiley

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