Heritage Railway

Finishing what Beeching began

A NEW campaign group is fighting plans by Highways England to demolish or infill hundreds of disused railway structures which could potentially be given a second life in generations to come.

Following the abolition of BRB (Residuary) Ltd on September 30, 2013, the Government agency became responsible for managing the Department for Transport’s Historical Railways Estate (HRE), a collection of around 3200 bridges, tunnels and viaducts.

However six years ago, a Highways England report made it clear that it wished to progressively reduce its liabilities to care and maintain the structures by knocking them down

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