The Anonymous Widower

We Can Build Affordable Rail Stations When We Have To!

There are plenty of places on the UK rail network, where it would be advantageous to build new or replace old stations. Around Newmarket and Cambridge there are a lot of places where stations used to be and proposals have been actively pursued at Soham and Cherry Hinton, although the latter is a bit tenuous. Now that the services have been upgraded with newer trains, it would seem logical that improved stations might increase the number of passengers.

The reason these improvements are not carried out is cost.

But have Network Rail created a precedent  at Workington North station?  Although it had to be built to meet a need created by tragic circumstances, it proved that a working station could be built quickly and affordably. Albeit it only was in use for a year and a supreme example of what could be build with scaffolding.

So should some of the lessons learned be applied elsewhere? Of course they should!  Modern Railways are talking this month, about a proposal for a simple rebuilding of Fishguard & Goodwick station to create a transport interchange for the town.

The trains are coming, but there is no station, so they should go for it!

July 23, 2011 - Posted by | Travel | , ,

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