Well, it has now almost been officially acknowledged that dismantling Okehampton-Bere Alston was a mistake (R4 Today programme this morning). There is currently a plan to re-open Bere Alston-Tavistock, although it seems to be taking forever to get anywhere. So there you have a start. With Tavistock re-connected there may be a better case for Okehampton-Tavistock to provide a regional, local + suburban service Exeter-Crediton-Okehampton-Tavistock-Plymouth, which could also be an emergency diversionary route, timings would be slow but better than no link at all as we have now! There could then be bus links Okehampton-Bude and Tavistock-Launceston with the possibility of re-opening to Launceston using the more direct GWR route from a point north of Tavistock allowing a Plymouth-Tavistock-Launceston service. Bodmin, Wadebridge & Padstow are really quite close to Bodmin Road but given the steeply graded and tightly curved route of the Bodmin & Wenford it is difficult to see how any train could achieve a better timing than a bus. --- old post above --- --- new post below --- I think this is probably the most likely eventual outcome if the money/political pressure can summoned.