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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 10th January 2018
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The Packet
A vision of reconnecting Helston to the rail network is gaining ground after the Town Council agreed, in principle, to give its backing to the idea.
Telegraph & Argus
The Conservative group on Bradford Council has thrown its weight behind a campaign to reopen Queensbury Tunnel as a cycle path.
Evesham Journal
Volunteers on the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway have celebrated the last rails being laid on the disused section of line connecting Broadway Station with Cheltenham Racecourse.
Yorkshire Coast Radio
Motor vehicle access is being restricted on a section of the former Scarborough to Whitby railway, just north of Ravenscar, due to a small landslip.
Free Press
Long-standing plans to build a shared-use path along the trackbed of the disused Wye Valley railway have moved a step closer after they were supported by Monmouthshire County Council.
Daily Post
Rail enthusiasts fear a project to reopen the seven-mile line from Blaenau Ffestiniog to Trawsfynydd is on the brink of collapse after permission to access the track was withdrawn.
Pocklington Post
Leading members of the Minsters Rail Campaign say they have renewed optimism about the reinstatement of the Beverley-York line following the Transport Secretary's suggestion that some disused railways should be reopened.
Dudley News
Plans for Dudley's multi-million pound innovation hub have been submitted. The facility will lead the worldwide development of very light rail technology and include a 2km test track along a section of disused railway.
The Gazette
A petition has been launched calling for a new study to be commissioned into an extension of Blackpool's tram network from Fleetwood to Poulton along a section of disused railway.
Eastern Daily Press
A report has identified defects to structures on two disused Norfolk railways, with six needing £640,000 of repair work over the next five years.
The Guardian
A campaign has accelerated to turn Yorkshire's disused Queensbury Tunnel into England’s longest cycle tunnel, instead of using £3m of public money to close it for ever.

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