Then On January 24 2009, ‘Battle of Britain’ No. 34067 Tangmere prepares to leave Folkestone Harbour for the last time, just two months before No. 70013 Oliver Cromwell hauled the last passenger train over the branch before closure. The line’s demise began with the opening of the Channel Tunnel and the subsequent abandonment of competing cross-Channel ferries in 2000. NICK BRODRICK/SR Now The viaduct over the Inner Harbour has since been restored and reopened as a walkway over the water, seen on March 29. However, the existing double track was not lifted and has been retained, including the pointwork which had been deemed too dangerous to allow the very last working on the branch in 2012 to cross the viaduct. Now embedded into the walkway, it is unlikely to give much trouble again!