Railway trespass doubles over summer holidays

Parents in the South West are being urged to speak to their children as alarming new figures reveal youngsters are twice as likely to trespass on the tracks over summer, compared with winter.

Longer evenings, coupled with the start of the holidays, spell danger for Britain’s youth as UK statistics show trespass doubles in August compared to December.

In 2015, there were 128...

Council leader urges Government not to renege on rail promises

Plymouth City Council leader Tudor Evans is urging the Government not to renege on promises over funding for investment that is critical to the region’s railways.

The prospect of no more funding for key rail projects for the next four years could have serious consequences on the Peninsula Rail’s Task Force ability to deliver vital improvements to the region’s rail network, he has...

Prime Minister visits Plymouth after storm damage

Prime Minister David Cameron has given his personal assurances in Plymouth today that all options for a fast, resilient, 21st Century rail network to serve the South West would be looked at.

At a private meeting attended by Plymouth City Council's Chief Executive Tracey Lee and Chief Executive of Plymouth's Chamber of Commerce David Parlby, the Prime Minister promised a study of all...