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Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 7:01am 19th June 2013

There are calls for mainline trains to stop at Bodmin again.

North Cornwall's MP says re-opening the town centre station will boost jobs, tourism and investment.

Dan Rogerson also wants more services to Okehampton to make it easier to get to places like Bude and Launceston.

He said: "The Transport Minister was supportive about the proposals for bringing rail services back to Bodmin town centre, as well as increasing the services to and from Okehampton.

"Along with Cornwall Council I will be continuing to work to re-instate services to Bodmin General station. This would be a huge boost for Bodmin in terms of jobs, investment and tourism. It would also help people in Bodmin access opportunities further afield by linking the town centre to the existing railway services in Cornwall.

"A frequent daily service to Okehampton would bring also help local people, businesses and tourism in the area by bringing rail services much closer to the far North and East of Cornwall around Bude, Launceston and the North Coast.

"I also asked the Transport Minister to consider plans for an Okehampton Parkway station situated close to the A30, to provide a better rail link for local people who would otherwise have to travel to Exeter or Plymouth.

"The Minister was also positive about maintaining and improving both existing rail services within Cornwall and our direct and sleeper services from Penzance to London, and said that he would look in more detail at proposals to improve the railway infrastructure to help with problems such as the flooding we saw locally and at Exeter last year."

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