A feasibility study into a proposed light rail line serving Brixham will not be funded by the council after a full council meeting. The proposals, which have been advocated by the local mayor have been brought before the council a number of times.
The strong performance of the tourism sector around the Borders railway line has strengthened calls to extend the borders railway to Hawick.
Councillors have rejected Network Rail’s request to withdraw the use of silent track on the Oxford to Oxford Parkway rail link. Residents have accused Network Rail of reneging on their promises, whilst Network Rail have advised that the use of silent track is not cost effective. Network RIl have advised that this won’t affect the planned opening date of 12th December because silent track can be retrofitted.
A deputy council leader has raised concerns about potential slippage with regards to the opening date for the East West Rail central section.
Councillors have backed plans to extend the Telford steam railway to Ironbridge.
Direct trains between Lanark and Edinburgh would have to reverse because the restoration of the direct chord would be too difficult. The former chord at Cleghorn has been built on.
A new group project group run by the local councils has been set up to push forward the project to reopen Soham railway station.