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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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2018

January

10/1/18
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.
9/1/18
Telegraph & Argus
The Conservative group on Bradford Council has thrown its weight behind a campaign to reopen Queensbury Tunnel as a cycle path.
6/1/18
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.
4/1/18
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.
3/1/18
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.
3/1/18
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line from Blaenau Ffestiniog to Trawsfynydd is on the brink of collapse after permission to access the track was withdrawn.
3/1/18
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.
3/1/18
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.
2/1/18
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.
2/1/18
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.
1/1/18
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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