Tuesday, 6 November 2018
ERTA Produces Great Central Rail Reopening Report – Give it your support!
06 November 2018
ERTA produces report calling for partial reopening of the Great Central Main Line Railway
The English Regional Transport Association (ERTA) have produced a report calling for a partial rebuilding of the former Great Central railway from a new chord off the Leicester-Nuneaton line to Rugby and Calvert for links with East-West Rail, Aylesbury/Heathrow and Oxford/Reading and further afield.
ERTA cites the capacity issues existing road and rail have and suggests that the nation would benefit by investing in the rebuild to provide the necessary capacity the railway could offer on a sustainable and environmentally friendly basis.
The report calls for realignments where blockages have been allowed to encroach the old formation such as at places like Brackley and Lutterworth and pulls no punches over the fact this is a rebuild but is also an investment in all our futures. There is a need to act now and protect the remaining formation and deviation corridors to enable a joined up rebuild to be as robust as possible.
The 32-page report is available as a download priced £3.50 from the ERTA Website or hard copy at £4.90 includes Postage and Packing UK. Make payable to ERTA and send payment to ERTA, 24c St Michael’s Road, Bedford, MK40 2LT. Enquiries Tel. 01234 330090.
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Further comment: Mr Richard Pill 01234 330090 or E.