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Railway stations in Cornwall to get electric car charging points

By WBGraeme  |  Posted: February 01, 2014

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An example of a car charging point

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PEOPLE will soon be able to plug their cars in to charge when they go to the railway station.

The Government has announced 44 stations in England will get special electrical sockets.

The list includes Bodmin Parkway, Liskeard, Looe and Truro and Redruth.

The initiative is part of a £9 million scheme to install charging points around the country.

First Great Western’s major projects manager Sarah McManus said: “These charging points will enable customers to take full advantage of travelling in a more sustainable way, making their journey to our stations and onwards by train.”

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said: “Electric cars are one of the most promising of our green industries and we want to secure the UK’s position as a global leader in both the production and adoption of these vehicles.”

The stations to get the new charging points are: Aldermaston, Barnstaple, Bodmin Parkway, Bourne End, Bristol Parkway, Bristol Temple Meads, Charlbury, Chippenham, Cholsey, Clifton Down, Crowthorne, Didcot Parkway, Exeter St Davids, Frome, Gloucester, Goring and Streatley, Henley-on-Thames, Kemble, Liskeard, Looe, Moreton-in-Marsh, Newquay, Newton Abbot, North Camp, Oxford, Pewsey, Plymouth, Reading, Romsey, Redruth, Slough, St Austell, Taplow (East and West), Teignmouth, Theale, Tiverton Parkway, Torquay, Trowbridge, Truro, Warminster, Westbury, Yate and Yatton.

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  • sleepy44  |  February 01 2014, 6:18PM

    Looe seems an odd choice ! Not much electric car owners commuting from there I should think ?

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