Feb 2020 – The Lost Railways of Devon and Cornwall

There is an interesting article at the link here, which provides an overview of almost every lost railway line in Devon and Cornwall. Of particular interest is news that the government will establish a £500m fund to help finance feasibility studies into long-closed railways that could be restored. Devon County Council intends to bid for money to support its Bere Alston to Tavistock re-opening proposal, which has been simmering on the back burner for years, as our reports in previous years attest. However, the first two re-opening proposals to benefit from the fund will be in the north: the Ashington-Blyth-Tyne line in Northumberland, and the Fleetwood-Poulton-le-Fylde line in Lancashire. (Jeff Vinter)