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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 17th January 2021
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2021

January

17/1/21
Newbury Today
Heritage enthusiasts have discovered that a disused railway bridge outside Hampstead Norreys is one of hundreds across the country at risk of demolition or infill by government agency Highways England.
15/1/21
South London Press
Police have seized equipment that could have been used for an illegal rave in a disused South London railway tunnel, breaching Covid-19 restrictions.
8/1/21
The Scotsman
The potential conversion of old railway lines into cycle and walking routes is being blocked by plans to infill more than 100 bridges, including more than 20 in Scotland, campaigners have claimed.
5/1/21
Forbes
Hundreds of potentially useful disused railway structures are threatened with destruction by government agency Highways England, argues an alliance of engineers, active travel campaigners and greenway developers.

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