Jan 2021 – Okehampton, Devon

A year ago things looked bleak for the North Dartmoor line and any reinstatement of passenger trains on the line from Exeter to Okehampton. Heritage services from Okehampton to Meldon Quarry also ceased when the owners went into receivership. However, the government has now included a commitment in its National Infrastructure Strategy to restart regular […]

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Dec 2020 – Weymouth, Dorset

As part of work to resurface Commercial Road following the removal of the Weymouth Harbour Branch tracks, two cycle lanes have been introduced to facilitate cycling where traffic volume and speeds are relatively low between Westham Bridge and Lower St Alban Street. One of the Council’s main arguments for removing the tracks was to make […]

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News 2020

Above: West Derby station on the Liverpool Loop Line of the former Cheshire Lines Committee. The former railway is now a popular cycle trail, with the route running along the southbound platform seen here on the right. The trail – still called the Liverpool Loop Line and now part of NCN62 – runs from Halewood […]

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Jul 2020 – Fawley, Hampshire

Last month a ‘fact-finding’ passenger train traversed the Fawley branch – also known as the Waterside line – carrying, among others, Network Rail Chairman, Sir Peter Hendy, and Rail Minister, Chris Heaton-Harris, as plans for a large new residential development at Fawley have revived hopes of restoring the rail link. The line could also give […]

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