What a shame that Bridport lost its railway line, BR never took the trouble to look at the operational shortcoming that the line always suffered from,ie that the service never directly ran to Dorchester and did not directly connect with the Weymouth to Bournemouth and Waterloo services which could have been done with a rethink of Dorchester South station. What has been done for Swanage could still be done for Bridport, as well as providing a facility for Sustrans for much of the route formation. However, government or local government should not be looked to as providers of impetus or support as such bodies don’t do long term vision! I hope I live long enough to once again travel by train to Bridport though. Where theres a will there’s a way!!