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Passenger numbers have hit the two million mark for the first time on the Devon and Cornwall community railway lines. But have the services become a victim of their own success?
With overcrowding on peak time trains from rural locations and complaints over a lack of rolling stock, First Great Western
has recently been rated the third worst operator for customer satisfaction. Our Business Correspondent Seth Conway reports.
Passenger numbers on the region's community branch lines have topped two million for the first time.
Many services have seen demand grow by almost 50% in the past six years.
The Tarka, Maritime and St Ives lines have all had more than half a million passengers using those routes last year.
Julian Crow is from First Great Western: