TweetDeck : Another really important update for today. CNNCTconsultancy is taking a detailed look at potential costings of the scheme, including deviations which would make it more attractive for passengers, FOCs and residents along the line of route.
TweetDeck : An important update today - our infrastructure expert has delivered speed profiles for #NorthernRoute which the operating experts are now going to compare against the draft timetable. This is a major milestone and one of the last checks before we publish our proposals.
TweetDeck : Reopen Or they could go around the triangle at Laira, or swap ends at Tavistock Junction Yard. A chord linking the route with Cornwall would be lovely - but the cost would be utterly phenomenal. We have looked at it.
TweetDeck : John Ruddy Bude via Launceston, Torrington, Wadebridge... even Padstow look potentially feasible. If that's the case, you really have got a transformed transport network that uses each mode to best effect.
TweetDeck : John Ruddy We know those roads well John - and you're right: they aren't always good. But good express bus links into (probably) Okehampton place an even bigger area within range of the railway. It's surprising just how well placed the #NorthernRoute is.
TweetDeck : this is the truman show 🏴🕎 It's a very major consideration - if we're claiming the railway will offer reductions in pollution and more sustainable travel, Dartmoor has to be treated with huge sensitivity. DartmoorNationalPark isn't averse to the reopening - but clearly would want a strong input on it.
TweetDeck : Just a quick reminder folks - #NorthernRoute isnt just about Tavistock, Okehampton and diversionary capacity. These circles show how much of Devon and Cornwall is within a c20 mile radius of those two stations.
TweetDeck : Reopen Tavistock is certainly a very sensitive area and it's been a major focus of our work. As for Tamar chord, the line from Plymouth to Bere Alston goes under the Tamar bridges, so we're fine on that one.
iPhone : Reopen Hi Jack, not yet - and we’re still finessing the detail before we go public, but happy to have a chat about what could go online. As and when we get funding we’ll be full bore on communications and engagement.
TweetDeck : Nick GallopRailnews It seems work on the #NorthernRoute scheme was rather too advanced for the initial funding round. We'll take that as a compliment of sorts given the vast expertise involved in this.