ATCO RAIL GUIDE

Reopening prospect: will the London & South Western Railway (LSWR) line north from Plymouth reopen as far as Tavistock? This would be funded largely by a housing developer, over a trackbed now owned by Devon County Council. This is Bere Alston, where the residual Gunnislake service reverses. The conductor uses a key to change the points with the ground frame, while the driver changes ends on 31 May 2017. The line to the left is the former double track main line to Plymouth, to the right the single-track branch to Gunnislake.
John Glover

That the railway industry and what makes it tick can be confusing to outsiders is hardly a revelation, but some have more need to know than others. Local authorities around the country have specific transport duties and responsibilities, or hold powers in respect of planning or the provision of those services. It is clearly in the interests of the industry that such bodies should have a clear understanding of what is involved.

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