July 2022 – Waverley Viaduct, Carlisle, Cumbria.

Meanwhile, a group of Northumbria University students, all from India, have launched a survey to boost public awareness of plans to reopen the Waverley Viaduct and offer their support to The Carlisle Waverley Viaduct Trust. The Trust has spent more than a decade campaigning for the Viaduct to be reopened as a footpath and eventually a cycle path. It would provide a link between the Cumberland Infirmary and Etterby and Stainton across the River Eden. The volunteers have high hopes for the area and really want to introduce some new and younger people into the team to help secure its future. Chairperson for the Trust, Julie Bowman commented: ‘We hope the students will be able to help us find the money to fund the work we need to do. They will be able to offer a different perspective.’ The team are hoping to be able to secure more than £250,000 in funding to help get the viaduct open. (News & Star with Cumberland News)