We are very grateful to the South Devon Railway Trust, who have given us their blessing and offered to support us where possible. However with a whole host of important projects around the railway that need completing, rolling stock, locomotives and track to maintain plus the actual running of the railway they are not able to offer any financial assistance.
The trust are also submitting a letter to the Dartmoor National Park Authority in response to the Chuley Road, Ashburton Master Plan explaining their views on the plan and stating their support for Friends of Ashburton Station, we hope this will help to persuade the National Park to listen to our alternative ideas for the Chuley Road Master Plan.
Below is the official statement from the South Devon Railway Trust;
“The South Devon Railway Trust fully supports the retention of the original railway buildings at Ashburton Station in a form as close to the original as possible and put to a use that is sympathetic to their railway heritage. Furthermore, the Trust would wish to see that what remains of the original route is safeguarded so that train services could be returned to Ashburton should it prove feasible to do so in the future.” – South Devon Railway Trust 28/11/14