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Against the odds, the UK's network of disused railway lines continues to make the news as the 21st Century throws up a host of transport, environmental and health challenges.

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Last updated 15th January 2019
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Yorkshire Times
The cost of abandoning Queensbury Tunnel has risen to more than £4 million as a result of logistical difficulties caused by flooding.
Derbyshire Live
Millers Dale Station on the former London-Manchester main line through the Peak District will reopen as a cafe and visitor centre in the spring following a £230,000 project.
Westmorland Gazette
Plans to reopen a scenic path on the route of a disused railway line near Ulverston have won the support of councillors and the local MP.
Yorkshire Post
The disused Goldsborough Station is set to be transformed into a new park and ride facility called Flaxby Parkway Station, 60 years after passengers last used it.
Huddersfield Examiner
Planning chiefs have been urged to look to their consciences after they approved a controversial scheme to infill a disused railway cutting in Heckmondwike for a housing scheme.
Shropshire Star
Campaigners believe DfT funding is the key to unlocking a proposal to reopen the railway that ran from the Ironbridge Power Station to Telford.
Bucks & Winslow Advertiser
Buckingham Town Council is investigating the possibility of making the path along an old railway track through the town into a formal right of way.
BBC News
Three years after a study earmarked five disused railway tunnels in Wales for reopening as cycling and walking routes, one is now in use and work is underway to open two more by 2021.
Southern Reporter
A special service will run from Edinburgh to Tweedbank to mark the 50th anniversary of the Waverley line's closure, as the campaign to reopen more of it gains momentum.

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