Dawlish rail funding

Reacting to the Government announcement of funding to protect the Dawlish rail link, Norman Baker, Policy Adviser at Campaign for Better Transport, said:

“This is a vital route, so the investment is very welcome. Climate change means more extreme weather events, threatening infrastructure – all the more reason to prioritise low-carbon sustainable transport. We also urge the government to reopen the railway west of Okehampton to provide an alternative east-west route. The network into Cornwall is vulnerable if the only route in is through Dawlish.”