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Friday, February 11, 2011
next stop spetisbury
The plan of the bit we'll take on. The station is in the top LH corner, the trackbed extends to the bottom RH.
Have just heard this afternoon that DCC are very keen for us to restore Spetisbury! Like at Midford our plan will be to rebuild the station to early 50s condition and to have an information point, shop and office in the main building. We have a lot of members at the southern end of our line so hopefully they'll be able to keep pace with the Midford team! But the one different thing at Spetisbury is that there is plenty of room for track - in fact the plan suggests that double track could be restored on this stretch as there is a lot of room either side of the cycleway.
This station is on the absolutely strategic section to the south of Blandford, the largest town in Dorset currently not rail served.
Thanks to Paul Beard for starting the process and Anna-Jayne Metcalfe for doing the recent legwork on this - both S&D heroes!