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Helston railway bid for money to fund a study into reopening to Gwinear road


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The Helston railway have (or are) putting in a bid to get money to fund a study into the reopening of the line to Gwinear road (and I assume reopening a station on the main line as well). 

https://www.falmouthpacket.co.uk/news/18257628.helston-railway-bids-study-connect-trains-gwinear/

 

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On 24/02/2020 at 21:27, kernowtim said:

May be a few issues with one of the intermediate stations at  Nancegollan having flats and a industrial estate on the track bed!

Praze has missing overbridges too!

https://www.falmouthpacket.co.uk/news/18785310.helston-railway-wins-76-000-continue-reopening-branch-line/

Lucky chaps.

It won't get them to Gwinear Road, but will keep them going in the right  direction for the time being and give a chance of coming up with an idea to solve the bridge and industrial estate problems.

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It's going to be a long winter for some of the smaller railways especially those that go to nowhere and back again.  The larger ones are having their own problems so where does that leave the small ones, those with little resources?  There is always the problem of built on ROW and it will take a lot more to reach Grampound road if ever that was possible and suppose they did, whereabouts do they terminate and is there room for facilities there supposing planning permission could be granted.  Same at Helston, they can't stop in someone's ploughed field!

     Good luck to them, but we'll see what the situation is when summer comes and whether covid lets up enough to enable normal service.  The moneys got to come from somewhere!

    Brian.

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1 hour ago, brianusa said:

It's going to be a long winter for some of the smaller railways especially those that go to nowhere and back again.  The larger ones are having their own problems so where does that leave the small ones, those with little resources?  There is always the problem of built on ROW and it will take a lot more to reach Grampound road if ever that was possible and suppose they did, whereabouts do they terminate and is there room for facilities there supposing planning permission could be granted.  Same at Helston, they can't stop in someone's ploughed field!

     Good luck to them, but we'll see what the situation is when summer comes and whether covid lets up enough to enable normal service.  The moneys got to come from somewhere!

    Brian.

 

If they reach Grampound Road it will be nothing short of a miracle!  Let alone Gwinear Road!

 

However the funding they have received is nothing to do with this and is actually related to the COVID situation, which Bodmin and the West Somerset have also been successful in receiving a grant.

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