The former Buchan railway line has received protection from development within the settlement boundary of Ellon. This has been extended from the former railway station at Ellon.
The Rother District Council Planning Committee has approved the restoration of the heritage railway between Northbridge Street (Robertsbridge) and Junction Road (Bodiam). Concerns have been raised with regards to the impact of the level crossings on the local road network.
Wycombe District Council are to fund a feasibility study into the reopening of the railway line between High Wycombe and Bourne End.
The planning committee that will decide the fate of the extension of the Rother Valley Railway will occur next week.
Planners have approved the construction of a railway station serving Inverness Airport. Passengers for the airport will use a shuttle bus to the airport.
There have been renewed calls to reopen the railway station at Midge Hall due to the number of developments in the area. It has been suggested that a park and ride station could be created there.
Friday 24 February 2017 was the last day to submit views to a survey run by Highland Council into reopening the railway station at Evanton.
Three groups have put £4,500 towards the initial feasibility study for a railway station serving Somerton and Langport.
A study has revealed that the railway station proposed at Elland would cost around £14m.
Five councils, two train operators and two rail user groups have come together to fund £10k feasibility study into the economic impact of the reinstatement of the railway line between Stratford and Honeybourne.
Network Rail and Fareham Borough Council are looking into progressing a study into a proposed railway station at Welborne on the Fareham to Eastleigh line.
The Chancellor has advised leaders at Dudley Council that Brexit will not affect the European funding allocated to the proposed Dudley light rail centre.
Warrington Borough Council have opened a consultation into the proposed railway station at Warrington West. An online questionnaire is open until 6 March 2017.
Alternatively project representatives will be at the following venues over the next few weeks:
They will be at:
Sainsburys Chapelford on 18 February (10:00 – 16:00)
Honiton Square on 21 February (10:00 – 16:00)
Sankey for Penketh station on 22 February (07:00 – 14:30)
Sainsburys Chapelford on 23 February (14:00 – 19:00)
The biggest concern raised at the previous consultation was that Sankey and Penketh would be closed. The rail industry have agreed to serve the station during peak hours.
The railway station is planned to feature the following aspects.
High quality station building which echoes local history with a building design based on an ‘aircraft hanger’.
A staffed station to improve customer service and promote safety and security.
Three trains per hour will stop at the station, one limited stop and one stopper.
High quality, easy access for cyclists and pedestrian station users.
Safe, secure and convenient cycle parking.
Good interchange with current and future bus services.
Space for drop off and taxis. A large, secure pay and display car park with approximately 250 spaces including CCTV and lighting.
Further information and the online questionnaire can be found here
Guildford borough council has allocated £5m towards a new station in the Park Barn area of west Guildford.
The planning decision to extend the Rother Valley railway line from its current limit of operation at Northbridge Street to Bodiam has been deferred to March. The completed line will join up the Rother Valley Railway line with the Kent and East Sussex Railway.