Trains are going to play a vital role in the UK meeting its promise to be Net Zero by 2050.
In Totnes and South Devon, we unfortunately do not have a comprehensive train network and therefore work must be done to ensure that this changes.
In an ideal world, we would see train lines that were closed by Dr Beeching reopened and a comprehensive timetable rolled out.
We are yet to hear back on the initial proposals we submitted. However, I hope even if they are not successful, the applications will have highlighted to the Department of Transport the huge transport infrastructure issues faced by Totnes and South Devon.
To date I have:
- Submitted a bid for the reopening of the Primrose Line
- Supported three further bids for the reopening of stations and lines across South Devon and Torbay
- Spoken to Dartmouth Steam Railway and Train providers about the prospect of a through-fare to Kingswear.
- Launched a survey on the reopening of Brent Station to gauge community support. View the survey here.