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Julia welcomes A30 upgrade but second rail link must not be forgotten

December 3, 2014 1:12 PM

Julia Goldsworthy, Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate for Camborne, Redruth and Hayle has welcomed the announcement this week that the A30 will be dualled between Chiverton and Carland Cross but has warned that a second rail link into Cornwall must remain a top priority.

A second rail link is needed for Cornwall

An alternative, second rail line to Cornwall is needed

The announcement that the Chiverton to Carland Cross section of the A30 will be upgraded comes on top of work already approved to dual the section of the A30 at Temple.

Julia said, "This is fantastic news for Cornwall will benefit local residents and visitors alike. Dualling the A30 between Carland Cross and Chiverton will be transformational, making this section of the road much safer, reducing traffic congestion during rush hour and peak holiday times and giving a welcome boost to the economy.

"The other economically important gateway to Cornwall is our rail link. I am delighted to see that the government is to take forward a feasibility study to reopen the Exeter, Tavistock to Plymouth route. This something I have been campaigning for as part of a fairer deal for Cornwall.

"Cornwall cannot afford to be cut off from the rest of the country again. We will only get the full transport package that we need when both our rail and road links are improved. I will continue to press the government to make sure it happens."

Sign julia's petition for a second rail link here.