Welcome to the 'New Somerset and Dorset Railway'
Friday, March 19, 2010
I've just done a post on The Rail Thing based around Groombridge. Interestingly this is potentially a route that will have Network trains and heritage trains operating on the same tracks - in fact it will involve TWO heritage groups, the Spa Valley Railway and the Lavender Line. It will be interesting to see how this develops - it may well become a core route in the future that will spark other restorations including the Eridge to Three Bridges route which would give East Grinstead a second (and probably quicker) route into London, as well as restoration of the excellent Cuckoo line which would give the large town of Hailsham a link back to the network and Eastbourne a second route into London. This is how we will allevaite the congestion problems that are already showing up on the network. Closed railways are amazingly valuable infrastructure assets, the S&D being one of the most valuable of all.