Reopening of Newcastle to Ashington rail link moves one step closer

Reopening of Newcastle to Ashington rail link moves one step closer
 

Multimillion pound plans to reopen rail links between Newcastle and Northumberland towns is a step closer.
Passenger trains could be transporting thousands of residents a day in just over four years along the 20-mile route between Ashington and Newcastle city centre.
Northumberland County Council’s Cabinet welcomed Network Rail’s latest study which confirmed that restarting frequent, seven-day services to Newcastle on the Ashington, Blyth and Tyne (ABT) Line is feasible.
Reintroducing passenger services to the current freight line could boost the economy by up to £70m with more than 380,000... read more

 
11 October 2016 in Regional North East, Views: 37
Source: Sunday Sun
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