South Western Railway has operated a special train today (Tuesday 28 July) to investigate the potential reopening of the Fawley branch line. The line was one of the ten successful bids to first round of the Restoring Your Railway ideas fund.
Boarding the train was Rail Minister, Chris Heaton-Harris; Network Rail Chair, Sir Peter Hendy; and representatives from Hampshire County Council and Southampton City Council.
Also joining the train was Nick Farthing, Chair of Three Rivers Community Rail Partnership, who have long campaigned for the opening of the line.
Source: South Western Railway
Source: BBC News