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« on: April 04, 2020, 11:49:24 am »

New station - Kingfisher Halt. From the Northern Echo

A HERITAGE railway will get a new stop in the heart of Weardale.


The new stop, approved by the council, will be built between Wolsingham and Frosterley and is intended to enable travel to and from Kingfisher Leisure Park and Holebeck Touring Caravan Site for walkers and cyclists.

It will be similar in design to the one at Witton-le-Wear, which Trust volunteers reopened in 2016, and will be called Kingfisher Halt.

Vegetation has been cleared by the railway’s ‘track gang’ in preparation and the concrete fittings have been placed ready to be built by the volunteers using locally sourced materials, once they can get onsite.

There will be no car parking facilities as the stop is meant to encourage walkers along The Weardale Way.

Tony Slack, a Trust director of Weardale Railway Trust, said: “It’s a project sponsored by a benefactor of Weardale railway trust. Once the coronavirus restrictions are lifted we will get straight on with the building, hopefully it will be finished by the autumn.”

I have to ask "how much is it going to cost?" and "how much would the same thing cost if it was on the National network?"

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