Welcome to the 'New Somerset and Dorset Railway'
Sunday, August 14, 2011
more rail development
(All photos courtesy Brian Clarke and are copyright)
This was the scene at Honeybourne on Thursday 10 August 2011, as the new footbridge is put in place. This was needed to link to the new platform that has been built as part of the redoubling of this once neglected route. The doubling will increase the capacity of this line and is part of the huge revival of rail in the UK as more and more poeple switch to rail from the dying alternatives. One million people have given up their cars in the last year due to 'high' fuel prices. 'High'? The price of fuel is still alarmingly cheap in reality so this does auger well for when fuel costs really do start to rise. How many of us will still be using our cars when fuel reaches £5 or £10 a litre? This is the reason we need our railways to be rebuilt now. Colleges and universities should be packed with railway engineering, signalling, design and operation courses and any kid that wants a career with a future needs look no further than the railways.