Cornwall Council 'demands' immediate action, and cash, to repair rail link and storm damage

Falmouth Packet: The wrecked mainline out of Cornwall The wrecked mainline out of Cornwall

Cornwall Council Leader John Pollard is demanding immediate action by the Government to repair the storm damage in the region and restore the rail link to Cornwall.

Falmouth Packet:

Mr Pollard is joining with other councils and business organisations to stress the importance of this link to the local economy and is calling on the Government to take urgent action. Cornwall has suffered a series of storms during this winter and the overall costs to us are enormous.

“We cannot afford any interruption to this vital rail link and the Government needs to act to ensure that repairs are carried out immediately. Our road and air links continue to work well and Cornwall remains open for business, however the rail link is crucial to our economy and we need Government support now. We are similarly concerned that the vital link to the Isles of Scilly is maintained by sea and air.

“As a result of the recent storms some communities across Cornwall have suffered significant structural damage which will cost millions of pounds to repair. Council staff are doing a superb job offering practical support and protecting people and the infrastructure but the growing list of damage means that we need the assurance that the Government will help.

"Cornwall Council and its partners are doing everything possible and the co ordinated approach across the region in a example of what can be achieved. However, now we need money and action from National bodies to ensure that peoples lives can return to normal as soon as possible.

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9:06pm Wed 5 Feb 14

Helston fly on the wall says...

Do the government actually do anything immediately.
Do the government actually do anything immediately. Helston fly on the wall
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7:38am Thu 6 Feb 14

Gillian R.Z. Martin says...

This is an impediment to the local economy, a section of this line needs to be re-routed on a permanent basis. There at least needs to be an inland alternative rail route.
This is an impediment to the local economy, a section of this line needs to be re-routed on a permanent basis. There at least needs to be an inland alternative rail route. Gillian R.Z. Martin
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