UK group wants to reopen branch line

June 16, 2017

Railway group want to reopen historic Devon branch line

By Daniel Clark; devonlive.com

A disused railway line could be reopened and turned into a tourist attraction if a railway revival group’s plans come to fruition. No passenger trains have travelled on the Teign Valley line between Newton Abbot to Heathfield since 1959, and in recent years, use of the line has dwindled to just the occasional freight train.

But Michael Cooke, chairman of the Newton Abbot to Heathfield Railway Revival Group, wants to see the line reopened and also connected from Heathfield to Buckfastleigh as a way of easing transport pressures in the region and to give the tourist industry a boost.

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