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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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2019

January

15/1/19
Yorkshire Times
The cost of abandoning Queensbury Tunnel has risen to more than £4 million as a result of logistical difficulties caused by flooding.
13/1/19
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.
13/1/19
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.
9/1/19
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.
7/1/19
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.
5/1/19
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.
3/1/19
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.
3/1/19
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.
1/1/19
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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