Liskeard to Looe line
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Rural railway lines enjoy boost in numbers

Rural railway lines have seen a huge increase in popularity, according to figures published by the Association of Train Operating Companies.

Journey numbers on some lines in Cornwall and Derbyshire have almost doubled over the last three years.

The rail industry says one possible reason is the "staycation" effect, with people choosing to holiday at home instead of go abroad.

Journey numbers on the Liskeard to Looe line in Cornwall have gone up by more than 10% in the last year.

Mike Trotter, the man in charge of the line, explains what it means to him.

  • 19 Aug 2011
  • From the section UK
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