The Anonymous Widower

Are The Geordies Backing The Extended Borders Railway?

This article in the Morpeth Herald is entitled The Positive Impact Of Dr Beeching.

The author reviews what Doctor Beeching did and gives him credit for the good to go with the bad.

This is a paragraph.

It is often thought that Dr Beeching was negative, closing lines and stations, but his positive suggestions resulted in InterCity express trains and high density ‘commuter’ services, while his most dramatic change was to create bulk-load freight services, Freightliners, using containers. These have been really successful.

The author then goes on to give reasons, why the Borders Railway should be extended South, including using the line to bring timber from the maturing Kielder Forest to where it is needed.

He also suggests that the route from St. Boswells to Tweedmouth be reinstated to create an inland diversion route for the East Coast Main Line, which runs close to the sea.

The article makes some very valid points and it all builds a strong case for improved railways in the Borderlands between Edinburgh, Carlisle and Newcastle.

 

November 6, 2017 - Posted by | Travel |

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