Swanage resists swansong

Remember what it was like taking a Class 117 DMU out of Paddington? Well, this summer you can recreate the experience on the Dorset coast, where one of Pressed Steel’s finest will be on hand at Wareham to run you down to the sea along the heritage railway at Swanage. But the interconnection with South Western Railway’s services on theWeymouth main line is at risk for 2024 and beyond, unless more secure funding arrangements can be put in place.

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