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Council leader says funding announced for Dawlish works is a drop in the ocean

Responding to the announcement of £80 million for a new sea wall at Dawlish, Councillor Tudor Evans, leader of Plymouth City Council, said: “Chris Grayling’s announcement, or rather re-announcement, is a bit like when you have waited for a long delayed train – when it finally turns up you feel relieved but also pretty furious […]


Leader calls for rail funding on 5th anniversary of Dawlish failure

On the 5th anniversary of the failure of the rail line at Dawlish due to storms, Plymouth City Council leader Tudor Evans is calling on the government to confirm it is going to fully fund the £350m improvements needed to ensure the peninsula has a resilient rail service fit for the 21st century. He said: […]


Don’t renege on rail promises Council leader warns Government

Plymouth City Council leader Tudor Evans is urging the Government not to renege on promises over funding for investment that is critical to the region’s railways. The prospect of no more funding for key rail projects for the next four years could have serious consequences on the Peninsula Rail’s Task Force ability to deliver vital […]


From one leader to another

Leader of Plymouth City Council, Tudor Evans has written to the leader of Teignbridge Council, Jeremy Christophers about his concerns over a planning application near to the railway line. An application was recently submitted to Teignbridge District Council to redevelop land at Shell Cove House, on the Old Teignmouth Road in Dawlish. The development will […]