Railways: Devon:Written question - 126094

Q
Asked by Scott Mann
(North Cornwall)
Asked on: 01 February 2018
Department for Transport
Railways: Devon
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of reinstating the railway line between Okehampton and Tavistock.
A
Answered by: Joseph Johnson
Answered on: 12 February 2018

The Department for Transport has not itself made an assessment of the potential merits of reinstating the railway line between Okehampton and Tavistock.

We are aware however that the case for reinstating the line between Tavistock and Okehampton has been assessed by Devon County Council and the Peninsula Rail Task Force (PRTF).

All rail re-opening schemes would need to demonstrate a strong business case where they are seeking any available Government funding.

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