Restoring your Railway

Celebrations for Dartmoor line 2nd anniversary

More than half a million journeys made on reopened line

Devon submits Tavistock Outline Business Case

Devon seeks £3 million for next stage in business case

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Permission for Ashington reopening

Northumberland line services on target for December 2023 start

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Waterside service could be restored in 2024

CONFIDENCE IS growing that the green light will be given for passenger services to be restored on the Waterside line on the west side of Southampton Water under the ‘Restoring Your Railway’ programme

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Waterside service could be restored in 2024

Hopes are growing that services could be restored to the Waterside line in 2024.

A Class 801 at York on 25 October 2021. News Premium

DfT secures extra billions – but no sign of IRP

The Department for Transport has received more funding in the Spending Review - but there is still no sign of the long awaited Integrated Rail Plan.

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Okehampton line reopens on 20 November

The railway between Exeter and Okehampton will reopen to daily passenger services from 20 November - the first of the Government's Restoring Your Railway schemes to be completed.

Reopening work starts on Ashington, Blyth and Tyne

Work starts to reinstate passenger services between Ashington and Newcastle.


Consultant Editor James Abbott reflects on contrasting railway revivals