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Cross Country retains west coast rail service

For anyone who has ever caught a train in Cornwall or Devon ‘up country’ using Cross Country then you will know what I mean when I say the trains often seem tired, WiFi has only just arrived, and they creak along at a pretty slow rate, compared to, say, London […]

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Plans to trial commuter rail service Okehampton to Exeter

By Mike Moore: RAIL campaigners in Okehampton are rejoicing after the Secretary of State for Transport revealed there are plans to trial a commuter rail service from Okehampton to Exeter. Chris Grayling, the Secretary of State for Transport, said: ‘We are working with Great Western Railway to put in place […]

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Have I Really Got a Ticket? Er, No!

Last week, I wrote this (deja vu?) and thought you may be interested in the update! I said: I must admit to a slight feeling of … not exactly panic, because I’m a big girl now and can deal with most things, just…more a feeling of, ‘if this doesn’t work […]

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Have I Really Got a Ticket?

I must admit to a slight feeling of … not exactly panic, because I’m a big girl now and can deal with most things, just…more a feeling of, ‘if this doesn’t work it is going to be a total pain’. Yes, I’ve tried something new! Yay. Before you get too […]

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Yet Again – What About a Frequent Traveller Railcard?

Despite there being no trains in my area ( have just under a 60 mile drive to Tiverton Parkway to catch one, or Exeter, though parking is harder there and I remain further from my ‘up-country’ destination), I travel by rail at least once or twice a month, often to […]

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Dan Agrees – North Cornwall Must Not Be Forgotten

MP Dan Rogerson has welcomed the announcement that new trains will run between Cornwall and London Paddington from 2018, but said that people in north and east Cornwall must not be forgotten.   The Coalition Government announced today that First Great Western will continue to run rail services in Cornwall […]

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What About a Frequent Traveller Railcard?

Despite there being no trains in my area (( have just under a 60 mile drive to Tiverton Parkway to catch one, or Exeter, though parking is harder there and I remain further from my ‘up-country’ destination), I travel by rail at least once or twice a month, often to […]

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84% of All British Travel Done By Road

  A new National Travel Survey, commissioned by Europcar, reveals that 64% of all travel in the UK is done by road, apparently confirming the British love of motoring. In fact, car and van trips account for 77% of the distance travelled on an average year, in a survey of […]

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#Bude Needs Sunday Bus Link to Rail Services

Bude’s local Liberal Democrat MP Dan Rogerson has said that it is essential that the town has a bus link to a railway station on a Sunday. He’s not wrong!  It is unthinkable that some people cannot reach or leave the town by public transport to catch a train on Sunday. […]

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Could We Have a Train Service to Bude Please?

Funny how it takes the collapse of a rail track (Dawlish) to get Government on the case re a decent rail network for the region but better late than never.  Feeling that now the subject is under discussion, Dan Rogerson is doing well to push for better rail links to […]

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