Ashington - Blyth - Newcastle: The rest of the line remained open to freight after Beeching's cuts, so it would be relatively easy to reinstate passenger trains.
This photograph shows the railway yards at Ashington Colliery, which were long since dismantled After expanding rapidly during the 19th century, the railways faced increasing competition after the First World War when Britain’s road network expanded and more people started to use cars.
The line was used by commuters who worked in Bristol.
However, it was closed to passenger traffic in 1964 The Worcester to Derby Main Line Railway between Stourbridge and Burton: Reinstating this route would have both passenger and freight benefits.
The Worcester to Derby Main Line Railway between Stourbridge and Burton: Reinstating this route would have both passenger and freight benefits.
It would reduce road congestion and remove the need to a bypass.
The Department for Transport recently announced plans to spend a record £48 billion on rail projects between 20.In a letter to Mr Grayling, the Campaign for Better Transport urged him to set up a new fund to pay for the opening of additional railway lines and stations across the country.Many local authorities, MPs and communities have already submitted proposals to reinstate rail connections that have been severed since the 1960s.Many sections of the railway were used less frequently, losing money and falling into a state of disrepair.As a result of his report - The Reshaping of British Railways - around a third of Britain’s 18,000 miles of railway were closed and more than 2,300 stations shut down.
Others include the Fleetwood to Preston line in Lancashire, Totton to Hythe in Hampshire, and Lewes in Kent to Uckfield in Surrey.