It’s clear that the Beeching cuts of the ‘60s were far too severe; they isolated communities, and made towns and villages more car dependent. But I’m delighted that campaigners in Tavistock, after years of tireless work, have been able to secure funding to reinstate the track.

But it’s now critical that ministers remain committed to this project and that there is no backsliding on their commitment - the best way to stop this is by showing there is still strong support for the rail line amongst local people.