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« Reply #120 on: August 10, 2021, 06:51:41 am »

It possibly needs more local authorities to do what the New Forest National Park did. They made a ruling that former railway lines and associated areas (not sure of the wording for the second half) could only be used for active and sustainable transport. Thus preserving the Chichester - Midhurst line and the Petersfield - Pulborough line and the former Hampshire lines within their area from further development.
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« Reply #121 on: August 10, 2021, 08:16:21 am »

I think that passive provision of the line is the best bet at present.  It rather depends on what Sustrans want for it.

My understanding is that they just want shot of it, so for next to nothing. BUT the DfT» (Department for Transport - about) want the highways authority to pick it up so that the bridges get maintained, leasing to GWSR antvof course the total lack of any bridge maintenance means a big bill for the taxpayers through the precept to carry this work out.
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« Reply #122 on: August 10, 2021, 01:26:04 pm »

Some pictures of the current condition of some of the bridges etc can be found here:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/zig3js84ef7role/AACz7bcl-ImomVlwTD1cxXoma?dl=0

It's a big mess
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« Reply #123 on: August 30, 2021, 05:52:40 pm »

Visited the line today for a day out. Round trip from Toddington with a break at Broadway. Two 7 coach trains operating busy but plenty of space. Also visited the narrow gauge line which hasn't been operating on my previous visits. Nice day out, but more expensive than previous years.
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« Reply #124 on: August 31, 2021, 06:55:54 pm »

Visited the line today for a day out. Round trip from Toddington with a break at Broadway. Two 7 coach trains operating busy but plenty of space. Also visited the narrow gauge line which hasn't been operating on my previous visits. Nice day out, but more expensive than previous years.

I did a trip Tuesday last week, it was a great day as always. The narrow gauge was not operating the day I went though.  The railway was busy but plenty of space on board the trains.

I am a share holder and get free tickets, but I decided to pay the normal fare to give the railway the revenue
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