Stage Three

Stage three would be to reinstate the line to Buckfastleigh will involve a very large sum of money and will take a good few years but has been proven to be feasible by a study undertaken for the South Devon Railway in 1997.

One thing to be conscious of is that the A38 over bridge at Buckfastleigh is due for replacement, we have heard it will be around 2016, this might be a prime opportunity to have a tunnel installed for the continuation of the line to Ashburton. This could save a considerable amount of money as the primary expense with this part of the project would be the cost of having the road closed whilst the work was being undertaken. Although it would be a huge challenge to raise the money required for this and the securing of the site at Ashburton.

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