Reopening rail lines: Campaign for Better Transport responds

19 June 2022

Welcoming the announcement by the Government of the latest round of rail reopening schemes to receive funding from the Restoring Your Railway Fund, Norman Baker from Campaign for Better Transport said:

“Reopening a disused rail line can transform an area, so we are glad to see these exciting schemes receiving a boost. They have the power to connect communities, cut carbon, create jobs and boost the economy.”

Norman Baker added:

“Money to develop these schemes is welcome, but we want to see them brought through to completion, and that will require a strong focus on value for money and strong hands on the reins to avoid runaway costs.”

ENDS

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Notes to Editors

1. Campaign for Better Transport’s 2019 report, The case for expanding the rail network, highlights what we think should be the 33 top-priority rail reopenings.

2. The Government’s announcement of the schemes to receive funding is on its website.

3. Campaign for Better Transport operates in England and Wales. Campaign for Better Transport’s vision is for all communities to have access to high quality, sustainable transport that meets their needs, improves quality of life and protects the environment. Campaign for Better Transport Charitable Trust is a registered charity (1101929).