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Against the odds, the UK's network of disused railway lines continues to make the news as the 21st Century throws up a host of transport, environmental and health challenges.

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Last updated 15th January 2022
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2022

January

15/1/22
Glasgow World
Almost 2,000 people have signed a petition calling for tours of disused railway tunnels beneath Nottingham to be restarted after the local council branded them as "simply not safe".
13/1/22
Glasgow World
Work is currently being carried out on the disused railway tunnel that runs between Kelvin Bridge and the Botanic Gardens, reportedly in preparation for shooting the HBO Max film.
13/1/22
BBC News
Bennerley Viaduct, which runs between Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire, has reopened to the public as a walking route after more than five decades of neglect.
12/1/22
New Civil Engineer
Pressure is mounting on Transport Secretary Grant Shapps to look at an alternative proposal to the restoration of the Portishead line near Bristol, including construction of a busway.
12/1/22
Chronicle Live
North East transport chiefs are pressing ahead with £700m dreams of bringing new Tyne and Wear Metro stations to Washington and beyond by reopening the disused Leamside line.
8/1/22
Sunderland Echo
Trespassers on the north-east's historic Victoria Viaduct have been warned of possible ‘life changing and even fatal consequences’ if they continue to break the law and access the structure.
8/1/22
LancsLive
A petition signed by more than 3,000 people has been presented to Preston City Council, calling on the authority to make a pitch for government funding to save the Old Tram Bridge.
5/1/22
Southern Daily Echo
Planning chiefs are studying a proposal to convert the disused railway station at Woodgreen Road, Breamore, into a home.
1/1/22
Daily Mail
Rhondda Tunnel is set to become Europe's longest underground cycle path after government officials cleared the way for its transfer to Welsh authorities.

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