Rewrit­ing his­tory

The Simple Things - - ESCAPE | OUTING -

Heart­en­ingly, some of the rail­ways that were culled in the 1960s have re­opened for ser­vice, in­clud­ing the Scot­tish Bor­ders Rail­way, which is the long­est new do­mes­tic route con­structed in the UK for more than a cen­tury. Plans to re­vive oth­ers in­clude the Cam­bridge to Ox­ford ‘Var­sity Line’, known as the East West Rail project, aimed at mak­ing it eas­ier to travel across the coun­try. Last year the Gov­ern­ment in­vited the pub­lic to nom­i­nate old rail­way lines that should be re­opened for ser­vice. En­tirely new net­works in­clude North­ern Pow­er­house Rail, which will form a link between New­cas­tle, Sh­effield, Hull, Leeds, Manch­ester and Liver­pool.

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