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Question: Which FIVE of these would you like to see as the next 5 to get a regular national rail passenger service back?  (Voting closed: November 27, 2021, 02:04:10 pm)
Bodmin - 11 (5.6%)
Cowley - 17 (8.6%)
Fawley - 28 (14.2%)
Fowey - 10 (5.1%)
Henbury - 14 (7.1%)
Kingswear - 10 (5.1%)
Mendip Vale - 3 (1.5%)
Minehead - 26 (13.2%)
Portishead - 41 (20.8%)
Tavistock - 37 (18.8%)
Total Voters: 49

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« on: November 20, 2021, 02:04:10 pm »

Ten more opportunities or dreams.  Which (up to) FIVE would you select as the ones that should next have regular National Rail services?
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« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2021, 02:35:33 pm »

Of those on your list, I think that only Fawley and Tavistock have outside chances in the foreseeable future. Fawley because of its appearance as a potential option in the Waterloo FOI (Freedom of Information) material, and Tavistock because a successful Dartmoor Line may provide added impetus.

I would like to say Portishead, but the current mood music doesn't look good to me.

The only English reopening that I would consider a dead cert is the Northumberland Line, which isn't on your list.
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« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2021, 05:23:27 pm »

I picked four, because I want the 5th to be an 'Other', Caernarfon. If I have to limit myself entirely to the list, then I'd add Henbury as the 5th, though Lee has reminded me of the Northumberland Line, which should also be up there.

You did say should didn't you, not what our predictions are...
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« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2021, 06:59:07 pm »

Bedford to Cambridge is top of the list for me.
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« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2021, 08:17:36 pm »

You did say should didn't you, not what our predictions are...

In my defence - As a former political advisor, where would I be if I answered the actual question asked?
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« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2021, 09:35:02 pm »

Ah!   The question was like rather than should or will.   And I should (!) have made it clear that my examples and the question was within the core area that we cover on the forum - lines that could logically be operated within the Great Western management contract or its successors.   So Bedford to Cambridge, and Bangor to Caernarfon are very much in the running, but not in scope of the question.     I was humming and ha-ing as to whether to include Fawley, but as one option is Fawley - SOU - ESL - SAL - WSB» (Westbury - next trains) - SWI» (Swindon - next trains) I included it.

Agreed that Northumberland is the most likely to actually happen.   And how is Fleetwood coming along?

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« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2021, 11:54:50 pm »

Cowley?

You want to re-open the West Drayton to Uxbridge branch line?
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« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2021, 08:28:49 am »

Cowley?

You want to re-open the West Drayton to Uxbridge branch line?
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« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2021, 06:26:09 pm »

Waterloo to Temple Meads surely !!!
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« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2021, 05:53:03 pm »

Witney, within GWR (Great Western Railway) territory. (But Leicester-Burton elsewhere, which would surely be an Okehampton shoo-in were it not for the inconvenient wrongly-facing chord in Leicester.)
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