The sea has taken a nibble at the main line west of Exeter and now people are thinking of re-routing the railway.
However,the Daily Mail informs us, as we have come to expect,
Both options would be hugely expensive and controversial for those areas which would lose services.
But ministers faced cross-party calls in the Commons for radical action and investment to solve the problem.
Andrew George, Lib Dem MP for St Ives in the far south of Cornwall, said: If we are to put proper investment into a resilient service down to Penzance we need to make sure that there is a comparable funding in terms of the kind of money which is being spent on HS2 and other services.’
In other words, everyone who stands to lose by the re-routing is shouting that the government should spend millions restoring the status quo without them contributing anything whereas no doubt those who stand to gain are hoping for the government to spend millions changing the route, with them making a similar contribution as the other lot. Now what if there was some sort of mechanism for charging the second lot and compensating the first lot....
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