The Conservative candidate for the Birmingham mayoral election Andy Street has called for local rail services to be controlled locally so that they can support the reopening of the Camp Hill railway line.
A decision with regards to how rail access to Henbury will be delivered will not be made until 17th July, leading to frustration from the Bristol North West Conservative Candidate. Rail access could be made via a spur or a loop, which will have different impacts on the rail network around Bristol.
The Labour candidate for Keighley has backed the reopening of the railway line between Skipton and Colne.
The Green candidate for Havant has called for a railway station to be built where Bartons Road crosses the Portsmouth to London Waterloo line in West Leigh.
All of the political candidates fighting for the Somerton and Frome seat have backed the delivery of railway stations at Somerton and Langport.
A local electrical engineer has developed proposals that would see passengers trains serve the Rossendale Valley using a restored link between the East Lancashire Railway and the Manchester Metrolink. The local council is looking to work with the local Chamber of Commerce to develop the proposals, whilst Lancashire County Council are already working on a report to improve connectivity in the area with
Ed Balls expressed surprise about the connectivity to the area on a visit to the region with a candidate and supported a review of connectivity in the North West if Labour returns to power in May.
However, the ELR has expressed concerns with regards to the proposal and how it would affect their heritage operations.
A plan to introduce trams to Dudley has found opposition because it would risk reopening the line between Walsall and Brierley Hill
A prospective candidate has called for Chard Junction to be reopened.
Hannah David, Conservative parliamentay candidate for Harrow West, last week met the Secretary of State for Transport Patrick McLoughlin MP to discuss the proposed extension of Crossrail through Harrow.
A Green Party Councillor and Parliamentary candidate have called for a railway station at Ashton Gate to be included in plans to reopen the line between Bristol and Portishead.
Two campaigns are being launched to reopen the railway line between Guildford and Cranleigh.
Liberal Democrat candidate for Guildford has launched a petition for a feasibility study to look into reopening the line with a particular focus on Light Rail.
Meanwhile, local rail enthusiasts are looking at reopening the railway line as a heritage railway.
Transport Minister Stephen Hammond will visit Corsham next Thursday alongside prospective parliamentary candidate Michelle Donelan to look into proposals to reopen the railway station at Corsham.
Conservative parliamentary candidate, Lucy Frazer, has stated her support for reopening the railway station at Soham.
MEP candidate Richard Cottrell has apologised for identifying the wrong village for where he believed a Park and Ride station should be installed. Instead of Bawdrip, he meant the village of Dunball.
Richard Cottrell, Independent candidate for the West in the May 2014 European elections is calling for a number of railway stations to be opened across Somerset and Taunton Dene as part of campaign to improve rail connectivity across these areas
- Park and Ride station to be built at Bawdrip outside of Bridgewater
- Norton Fitzwarren
- Creech St Michael
- Taunton Staplegrove
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This story has been updated since it was initially published on 22nd January