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Investment in resilience and economic development - West Country rail network(excerpt)


There are three primary issues.
  1. Railway resilience
  2. Railways to support the regional economy
  3. Road issues.

This paper comments primarily on railway-related issues. The potential solutions may point to at least two different actions, addressing resilience, and stimulating economic development. These are discussed briefly below. JRC is a specialist transport consultancy and is available to discuss its ideas with stakeholders, elected members and officers.

Resilience: Dawlish sea wall

This is a vulnerable piece of railway. Repairs are required, but a robust medium term solution should investigate two options for new inland routeings: