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Last Updated: Friday, 25 November 2005, 19:59 GMT
Campaigners aim for full sleepers
First Great Western overnight sleeper service
The new franchise is due to begin on 1 April 2006
The latest effort in the fight to retain the sleeper train to Penzance will be launched at the Eden Project this weekend.

A special support group says it will try to ensure the service is fully booked for every trip.

The Save our Sleeper campaign says it now wants to concentrate on efforts to secure and develop the service.

The Department of Transport says the sleeper runs at a loss and gets a 5m subsidy every year.

This has led to concern the train could be axed when the winner of the new rail franchise is announced next month.

The support group already has the support of Cornish MP's and leading business people including Lord George of St Tudy - former governor of the Bank of England.




SEE ALSO:
Sterling support for night train
14 Sep 05 |  Cornwall
2,000 sign petition to save train
22 Aug 05 |  Cornwall
1,000 sign to save sleeper train
31 Jul 05 |  Cornwall
Sleeper train losing 2.5m a year
25 Jul 05 |  Cornwall
MPs join forces against train cut
26 Jun 05 |  Cornwall
Train row rumbles on in Commons
22 Jun 05 |  Cornwall


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