Don't get me wrong- I totally agree that the CVR would appear to gain from the proposals and good luck to them. And good luck to Moorlands & City Railway- I'm sure that freight contracts will be gained and other aspects of the scheme will move on from there. As for the Alton Towers rail link my question remains whether it would be viable, and genuinely present the answer to Alton and the surrounding area's traffic problems. It would not make the traffic situation worse , and so every little helps, and I'm sure it would get more than 2% of the trade, but how much? Too often rail schemes are bandied around as the 'green' solution to every transport challenge when they really offer only some benefit. I'm not sure that for Alton Towers (unlike Norden for Swanage) the scheme necessarily provides the convenient mainline connection and/or ample park & ride facillities to really address the issue.