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.
The planning committee that will decide the fate of the extension of the Rother Valley Railway will occur next week.
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.
A group of volunteers are aiming to restore a train service on the former Garstang railway line by opening a narrow gauge rail on part of the former trackbed.
The Aln Valley Railway has netted over £70k that will allow it to support an extension of 700 metres.
Planners are set to approve plans to extend the Mid Suffolk Railway and create a new halt on the line.
The first train for the Mail Rail experience has arrived.
A rail service between Bishops Lydeard and the national rail network at Taunton has been proposed. A two year trial starting in 2018 has been suggested with support from the West Somerset Railway and the local chamber of commerce.
A Railfuture group has backed a proposal to introduce rail services on the West Somerset Railway between Minehead and Taunton.
Crossness pumping station has submitted a planning application for an 18 inch narrow gauge railway linking the car park to the visitor attraction.
Volunteers have begun clearing vegetation from the railway line that runs between Trawsfynydd and Blaenau Ffestiniog. This will enable a survey of the route which last saw a train in 1998.
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Over £74,000 has been allocated to restore the station buildings at Slaggyford on the South Tynedale Railway. Slaggyford will be the new terminus of the railway following the award of £5.5m to extend the railway.
Volunteers are being called for to help tidy up the Fleetwood end of the Fleetwood to Poulton railway line.
The opening date for Broadway railway station on the Gloucestershire and Warwickshire Railway has been set as mid May 2018. £700,000 has been raised by the share issue for the extension.
Councillors have backed plans to extend the Telford steam railway to Ironbridge.