Beeching line that came back from the dead shows the way forward for the railways

March 19, 2021

  WONDERFUL news that daily rail services are to restart between Okehampton and Exeter in Devon for the first time in nearly 50 years. December has been pencilled in for the resumption of regular passenger services on the 14 mile  route, which was closed as part of the Beeeching cuts. Regular services were withdrawn in 1972, although the route has been used on Sundays in the summer since 1997. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps called re-opening the picturesque route a "milestone moment in our efforts ...more

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