A DevonLive campaign to save direct train services linking the north and the Midlands to Devon's holiday resorts has succeeded in saving the trains - for now. More than 1,000 people signed our petition after Cross Country announced their plans to axe services.
The plans would have seen all but one Cross Country Trains service from Paignton axed. The only remaining service to stop at Dawlish, Teignmouth, Torquay and Paignton would have been the 7.02am service from Paignton to Manchester Piccadilly. There would have been no return service.