The Anonymous Widower

Exeter To Plymouth Via Okehampton

\since the 2014 Sea Wall Breach at |Dawlish station, Network  Rail have looked at various routes that can bypass Dawlish, should a sea wall breach happen again.

One route is the old Exeter to Plymouth railway of the LSWR, which is best described as partly open.

There is a just over twenty mile gap between Okehampton and Bere Alston stations.

The original route between those two stations included several stations, with the most important being Lydford and Tavistock.

It will be interesting to see if the trains ever run again between Okehampton and Bere Alston stations.

Even if the link was reinstated as a 55 mph line like the Tamar Valley Line, it would surely be valuable as a local line for residents and tourists.

 

 

February 10, 2017 - Posted by | Travel | , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. […] Lydford is a possible reopened station in Devon. See Exeter To Plymouth Via Okehampton […]

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