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Last chance to comment on rail plans for the South West

23rd May, 2016
This week sees the end of the consultation on the Peninsula Rail Task Force’s draft 20 Year Plan for rail improvements across the South West. Launched earlier this month, the plan sets out the vision for rail connectivity across the peninsula and potential improvements to achieve this over the next 20 years.

Chair of the Peninsula Rail Task Force, Councillor Andrew Leadbetter said:

“The plan is our business case to government for a resilient, reliable railway with enough capacity for passengers to travel in comfort.  We can make a far better case with the support of our rail users, so we urge anyone with an interest in the South West rail network – be they residents, commuters or visitors - to send us their views.  

“This feedback will help us draw up the final report which will be submitted to government in July, so please do get involved.”

The closing date to comment on the 20 Year Plan is midnight on Friday 27th May 2016. Some details are not available in the draft report due to Network Rail’s timescales in preparing the long terms plans but outline data is included where possible.

The draft 20 Year Plan can be downloaded from www.peninsularailtaskforce.co.uk. Feedback can be submitted through a short online survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/PRTF20YEARPLAN or on the Task Force’s website.

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