HRE Group highlighting concerns that infilling work is expected to resume in the autumn.
A brief summary of the latest HE position and what it may mean
Mark’s visit to the west of Ireland is reported in the local paper!
Final details for RR Members of the AGM in Winchester
A fortnight after the announcement that the infilling programme would be ‘paused’ (i.e. not stopped), The HRE Group identifies more imminent infillings
Read Jonathan’s Daily Blog of railway interest en route
Encouraging news as the Government published a progress report, Gear Change: One Year On, which reviews efforts to encourage and facilitate safe walking and cycling.
It is being widely reported that Boris Johnson has intervened to halt the plans to fill in dozens of Victorian railway crossings with concrete
Two informative articles from the New Civil Engineer website on historic bridges
Derbyshire Historic Buildings Trust (DHBT) are hosting a series of free tours of Wingfield Station where you can visit inside the station and learn about the restoration project.
.Council officials have told Highways England that it must seek retrospective planning permission after infilling a Victorian bridge which two heritage railways need for a connecting line between their operations.
Press Release from HRE Group regarding Highways England’s infilling and demolition of historic railway structures
Brian George, an RR member, reviews the New DVD detailing the branch lines of East Devon.
There is now a parliamentary petition to stop the destruction of the Heritage Railway Estate by Highways England which, if enough people sign, will result in a debate in parliament – so really could make a difference.
PRESS RELEASE FROM HRE GROUP. Campaigners have called on Dumfries & Galloway Council to take urgent action after a “perverse decision” by planners threatened to make the proposed reopening of a railway more difficult and costly.
The HRE Group has had great success gaining further publicity and raising awareness of the destruction/infilling activities of Highway England in the mainstream media this week.
PRESS RELEASE FROM HRE GROUP: Campaigners have expressed their disbelief after Highways England claimed to have “preserved” a Victorian railway bridge by burying it within hundreds of tonnes of aggregate and concrete.
Rachel, a member living in Lincolnshire, describes her experience of RR – and asks if there is more we can do?
A summary of the latest situation and photographs as infill work progresses
Article updated with council’s response to HRE intention to infill the bridge and a follow up letter from the HRE Group to the Chair of the Transport Committee
Transport for Wales (TfW) have published a blog of former rail routes. Our own Chris Parker is one of the guest contributors
There is a group planning to establish the former Kingham to Bourton rail track as a recreational trail.
An interesting link that brings news of a possible development to the Lichfield – Brownhills mothballed line.
Jeff Vinter has written the fifth in his series of newsletters with a selection of articles originally issued to South Western Area members titled ‘My Blossoms’ which he is happy to share with all RR members
The HRE Group in The Times, letter to the Transport Committee and new booklet on HRE
Attached is the tale of how creating a new railway path isn’t so straightforward.
The latest press release from the HRE Group
Jeff Vinter has written a further a newsletter with a selection of articles originally issued to South Western Area members titled ‘The April Easing’ which he is happy to share with all RR members.
The Charity seeks a Treasurer and an Ecologist.
A surprising news item here. Tunnels between Whitby and Staithes may be reopened as cycle route, that’s going to take a bit of work !
Jeff Vinter has written a selection of articles titled ‘The March Lockdown’.
RR stalwart Jeff Vinter has kindly shared a video presentation of a talk that he gave to Tiverton U3A’s Railway Group on 26th February
The latest press release from the HRE Group
They are in need of UK-wide intelligence of proposed and planned cycle and walking paths around the country that might be threatened by the proposed HRE infilling and demolition.
Jeff Vinter has written a selection of articles titled ‘The January Lockdown’.
Database is now available on the Branch Line Society Website.
An update from the trustees
A short video highlighting the HRE Group campaign to preserve our railway heritage
Could be useful to walk organisers
The Rail to Trail project is a group committed to transforming disused railways into 21st century travel networks in Somerset
The e-petition by the HRE Group to Highways England and Department for Transport is now set up
Photographs of what are alleged to be the world’s oldest railway viaduct and tunnel, on an 18th century waggonway/tramroad at Flockton near Wakefield.
The Viaduct stands 90ft above Scandal Beck in the Westmorland Dales in Cumbria. It has re-opened to walkers
Railway Paths is making new plans for the future and is interested in your views on who is best placed to look after ex-railway assets
Railway Paths is making new plans for the future and is interested in your views.
Latest posting from Queensbury Tunnel Community Group and its communication with Highways England
Have your say in the government consultation clarifying pedestrian and cyclist priority. The consultation closes on 27th October
Day 1 and 2 Report & Pictures