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« Reply #585 on: September 04, 2018, 09:40:37 pm »

One could be forgiven for thinking that it is being put off until it becomes unaffordable.

I'm sure the developer of the housing project claimed they had not made enough money from the project to build the new railway station?

Personally, I think it does need a railway but I doubt it will happen.  First buses 83, 84 and 86 used to be very good, every 20 minutes, especially nice when the P&R Enviro's moved onto the route, since Stagecoach have taken over its been chopped and changed and now there is no more fast bus from Tavistock to Plymouth.

I'm a bit puzzled by your comments.  Stagecoach 1 service (Plymouth to Tavistock) has been every 15 minutes in the core daytime (Monday to Saturday) since Stagecoach took over from First Group.  I use it quite frequently (living not too far from the middle of the route) and its quite a well used service.
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« Reply #586 on: September 20, 2018, 11:04:06 am »

These houses are finally going to be built of Callington Road soon.
I wonder if this is indication the railway is edging closer. If provision is being left for the reinstanted rail link.

Read that embankment would have to be altered if used as a single track route. Is that considerable work?
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« Reply #587 on: February 09, 2020, 02:48:04 pm »

The good news is that Devon County Council have announced that they are to bid to the Government's Beeching Reversal Funds for money to take the Tavistock scheme forward.  Devon own around 90% of the trackbed, much of the preparatory work has been done and there is the 11 m or so in s106 developers' contributions from the houses being built around the proposed new station site by Callington Road in Tavistock.  The Government have made it clear that the 500m is to develop proposals, with the clear implication that there will need to be more Government money to make the proposals they accept a reality.  There was a bit on today's Politics South West programme (Okehampton features too) - starts at 09m 30 https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000fc3t/politics-south-west-09022020
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« Reply #588 on: February 09, 2020, 07:24:02 pm »

The good news is that Devon County Council have announced that they are to bid to the Government's Beeching Reversal Funds for money to take the Tavistock scheme forward.  Devon own around 90% of the trackbed, much of the preparatory work has been done and there is the 11 m or so in s106 developers' contributions from the houses being built around the proposed new station site by Callington Road in Tavistock.  The Government have made it clear that the 500m is to develop proposals, with the clear implication that there will need to be more Government money to make the proposals they accept a reality.  There was a bit on today's Politics South West programme (Okehampton features too) - starts at 09m 30 https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000fc3t/politics-south-west-09022020


Which would also effectively reduce the gap on the mooted northern route through Okehampton.
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« Reply #589 on: February 10, 2020, 06:09:33 pm »

Some good news, thanks.

I strongly believe that If Tavistock happens, Okehampton will happen or vice versa, as the passenger revenue will significantly exceed forecasts (look at the growth on the other SW branch lines).
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« Reply #590 on: February 10, 2020, 09:53:57 pm »

Some good news, thanks.

I strongly believe that If Tavistock happens, Okehampton will happen or vice versa, as the passenger revenue will significantly exceed forecasts (look at the growth on the other SW branch lines).

Thanks.  I think Okehampton will be first.  All eyes on the announcement of GWR's Direct Award to continue running their network from 1 April. 
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« Reply #591 on: February 13, 2020, 08:18:52 am »

Thanks.  I think Okehampton will be first.  All eyes on the announcement of GWR's Direct Award to continue running their network from 1 April. 

So do I. The challenges are legal rather than engineering and legal.
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