More and more people using the railways. With Railfuture, we want to see many of the lines and stations closed by Dr Beeching in the 1960s open once more, and new lines and stations being built to serve communities. But this will take real commitment and real funding.
We were delighted when the Government announced plans to expand the rail network as part of its Strategic Vision for Rail. But this 'vision' must be backed by funding. As our guide shows, this is particularly important for the early stages of project development where the absence of a clear process identifying which schemes should progress can make it difficult for potential partners to give financial support.
We've written to ask the Government to set up a 'network development fund' to support new and reopened rail lines and stations. Will you sign our letter?
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