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Author Topic: Train lines closed in 1960s under Dr Beeching report could be reopened  (Read 9414 times)
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« Reply #45 on: March 03, 2017, 04:57:05 pm »

Yes, in Post-Brexit world we are opening and building huge railway lines - including the following

Slough to Heathrow Airport
Cambridge to Bedford via Sandy and Reading via Oxford
Crossrail
Crossrail 2 North London to South West London and Surry/Berkshire via Clapham Junction
Bakerloo Line to Hayes, Kent from Elephant and Castle
Thameslink 2000 now called Thameslink Project London St Pancras to Cambridge via a new tunnel which was live in 2015
and has not been opened until now and Finsbury Park
DLR Extension to Plumstead and Thamesmead
Barking to Barking Riverside
Electrification between Gospel Oak and Barking in London
London Northern Line Extension to Battersea Power Station
The rerouting of the Metropolitan Line to Watford Junction in Watford
HS2
HS3 Crossrail across the North of England

New old line that could open again is

Creigiau to Cardiff Central via Pentyrch, Llantrisant, Talbot Green and Cardiff Queen Street

Welcome indeed! Liking the list - but no HS4?
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« Reply #46 on: May 12, 2018, 06:51:21 am »

From The Daily Mail

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Train lines closed under the controversial 'Dr Beeching' cuts are set to be re-opened and serviced by 'no-frills' trains.

It is understood a 4milion trial will be launched within the next two years using cheap, low-speed trains built from 'lightweight' materials.

The new technology could see some of 5,000 miles of disused track opened again after it was originally closed in Dr Richard Beeching's review in the 1960s, when he was chairman of British Railways.

I have started a list:

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Robertsbridge to Bodiam
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... Can you spot the one or two sillies I have put in there to make reading it a bit of fun?

Robertsbridge to Bodiam was one of those odd ones I posted - a difficult line to see as a part of the daily network. Yet as a heritage line - could it make sense?

From The Daily Mail again

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For some, there is no finer sight than a locomotive in full steam chugging majestically through the glorious English countryside.

But in one idyllic corner of East Sussex, that prospect has got the locals, well, rather steamed up.

They are trying to prevent a heritage railway line being extended by two miles from Bodiam to Robertsbridge amid accusations of bullying and environmental vandalism.

To make it clear ... the Kent and East Sussex railway is looking to restore its historic link along the old trackbed that was in use until 1961.

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« Reply #47 on: May 12, 2018, 06:57:14 pm »

I may be getting confused here: am I right in thinking that one of the objectors is Amber Grob, formerly Minister for Undrinkable Coffee?
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« Reply #48 on: May 12, 2018, 07:31:36 pm »

I may be getting confused here: am I right in thinking that one of the objectors is Amber Grob, formerly Minister for Undrinkable Coffee?

I think that's Parracombe on the Lynton and Barnstaple - though of course people who find themselves in this situation may look to other who have "been there" for advise and support. 
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« Reply #49 on: May 13, 2018, 10:37:32 am »

Robertsbridge to Bodiam - discussion continues at http://www.firstgreatwestern.info/coffeeshop/index.php?topic=19800.0 - please follow up there!
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