Rejuvenating our railways
Madam, – I read with interest the proposal by Councillor Braden Davy that some of the Tay Cities Deal monies should be spent on reopening rail routes in the county (Angus rail lines could reopen, Courier, January 9).
The branch between Brechin and Bridge of Dun already exists – there is three-and-a-half
miles of largely existent trackbed.
The Caledonian Railway (Brechin) Ltd has always supported plans to re-instate the branch.
To that end, we undertook a large feasibility study in 2009 which suggested this project could be delivered for an awful lot less than NetworkRail’s then estimate of £18 million.
We have copies of this document, as should the council.
We are ready and
waiting for the council to approach us.
This amount of money is rarely made available.
Let’s invest it in something that does make a major difference to the transport infrastructure of north Angus rather than spending in dribs and drabs here and there on numerous minor, and soon-to-be forgotten, projects.
Steve Pegg. Caledonian Railway (Brechin), The Station, Park Road, Brechin.