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Restoring Your Railway: Promises vs Progress in Northumberland and Nottinghamshire

Research

This research piece has been adapted from elements of our previous work in Project Development under Sustainable Transport Midlands (STM).

Our Project Development team were working on initial assessment of potential projects to develop, following our work in Daventry. We present some of that work here, regarding a project that would have incorporated two freight-only (formerly passenger) lines, draw some comparisons with the project to restore passenger services to the Northumberland Line, and make some wider observations on the Restoring Your Railway (RYR) scheme.

In this adapted research piece, we analyse the slow and seemingly cyclical progress on line reopening schemes in Northumberland (now in delivery) and in Nottinghamshire (still proposed) and their politics. These schemes fall within the wider context of the Restoring Your Railway’ (RYR) scheme, which we introduce in the research.

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