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Back on track: A branch line revival

Words: Mark Smulian
Workers laying track illustration

The drive to get us off roads and on to more eco-friendly communal trains is fraught with difficulty not only because of Beeching’s legacy, but also because of the disconnect between planner and rail authorities, says Mark Smulian

Sir Winston Churchill once described Russia as “A riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma”, and many planners may feel that description suits the rail industry.
Housing schemes and economic development can turn on the retention or construction of lines and stations, yet this requires engagement with a baffling array of bodies, including Network Rail, the De.....Sign Up or Login to read full article
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