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Campaigners want train line axed by report reopened

The Beeching Report led to the closure of the line between Tavistock and Bere Alston in Devon. Photo: ITV News

It was 50 yeas ago that the British Railways Board, chaired by Richard Beeching, produced a report that was to lead to a savage axing of train routes and stations.

The Beeching Report led to the closure of more than two thousands stations and 5,000 miles of track, including hundreds of small line branches.

One of those was the line between Tavistock and Bere Alston in Devon - which campaigners now want to re-open.

From there, Emily Morgan reports: