Branch Line Britain - celebrating Britain's minor railways

campaigns

On this page you find details of ongoing campaigns to either reopen closed branch or other lines, or to save branch lines threatened with closure.

If you would like us to include your campiagn here, please e-mail us.


Cast Iron - A community rail scheme to reopen the Cambridge - St Ives branch

East West Rail Project - A scheme to regenerate the railway lines between Felixstowe in the east and Oxford in the west, with the reinstatment of track between Sandy and Bedford

Portishead Railway Group - A campaign to restore passenger trains to the Bristol - Portishead line, most of which has recently been reopened for freight traffic

Skipton East Lancashire Railway Action Partnership - A campaign to reopen the railway line between Colne in Lancashire and Skipton in Yorkshire as a Trans-Pennine route

The Wealden Line - A campaign to reopen the line between Uckfield and Lewes in East Sussex

The Wensleydale Railway Association - a membership body which campaigns for the reinstatement of the railway from Northallerton to Garsdale.

The Woodhead Route - A campaign to save the Woodhead Tunnel from closure and to reopen the railway route between Hadfield and Pennistone

HERE ARE TWO EXAMPLES OF SUCCESS STORIES - BOTH IN SCOTLAND

Stirling to Alloa  to Kincardine - Reopened in June 2008

Airdrie to Bathgate - Has the go-ahead