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RDA unable to assist funding of L&B expansion

It is today being reported that our project to expand the Lynton and Barnstaple Railway will not get funding from the South West Regional Development Agency.  

North Devon MP Nick Harvey said: "This is a blow. The extension of the railway is a major flagship and capital investment project for North Devon. Other funding streams will be available but we had hoped the RDA would lead the way, especially in light of its considerable Regional Infrastructure Fund.

Railway trustee Tony Nicholson said: "I can't say I'm surprised. We didn't really think they would support us, but this is not the end. There are other possibilities and we are submitting funding bids to them."

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