We need a national programme of rail reopenings
If you're campaigning for a local rail line or station to be reopened, you'll know just how just how laborious and time-consuming the process can be.
Despite hundreds of reopenings being proposed, few reach construction, due in part to a lack of national oversight: identifying and promoting projects is currently left to local authorities and investors. This needs to change. Last month we published The case for expanding the rail network, which calls for a national programme of rail reopenings. We want to see the Government committing to short and medium term funding for reopenings, and we've identified 33 lines that should be first in the queue.
You can find out more about our proposals, as well as our 33 'Priority 1' lines (and 80+ 'Priority 2' lines) in The case for expanding the rail network.