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Don’t reserve rail fund for reversing Beeching’s cuts

Brian Dalton, Purley Surrey CR8
07 February 2020

I was interested by the reaction to the Government’s initiative to revisit the Beeching rail cuts. I noticed that shadow transport secretary Andy McDonald suggested that the £500m pot would only be enough to reinstate 25 miles of track. That may be true but, I suspect, the £500m is a first tranche of a potentially much bigger pot. 

A degree of sideways logic may be required. For example, when Sustrans were donated a lot of ex-BR land it was on the understanding that...

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