The Tavistock to Plymouth rail link will reopen the route to Tavistock with new hourly services complementing existing Tamar Valley services to Gunnislake.
This will transform public transport between Tavistock and Plymouth - relieving increasing road congestion into the city.
It will treble the train service for deprived communities in Plymouth and also boost access to jobs in Devonport Dockyard.
It will make efficient use and achieve better value from existing rail assets.
The scheme is being developed jointly with NR and GWR with broad community an cross party support and will allow future expansion eastwards. The scheme is a key component of the Local Plan and also part of the Peninsula Rail Task Force Twenty Year Plan.
EcoFest – we need visitors (Tavistock Meadows 11 to 4pm)
We have just received the attached plan for the EcoFest. At the moment we are with the main group of exhibitors but this may change depending on the availability of shade and a corner position. However we will be easy to spot as the TavyRAIL stand will have our 15 foot train on it. Pleased direct friends, relatives or associates to visit us.
Carnival – we need followers!
We will be at the end in high visibility jackets. We will be distributing the attached leaflets with a ‘Now’ action (Join Us) and ‘Tomorrow’ action (email Geoffrey Cox). We need ‘processors’ to follow our banner and to hand out leaflets.
Big TavyRAIL photo
During the Carnival we will be gathering as many people as possible, initially in Bedford Square and moving then to the grass triangle in front of the magistrates court. (Opposite the loos – which could be convenient!) We should be there by 7 to 7.30 pm. Lots of pink jackets! (Follow signs to the loos.)