Area: Worcestershire, West Midlands, Derbyshire
Our mission statement: Burton to Bristol via Brierley Hill and Derby to Devon via Dudley - by TRAIN not tram!
Our aim: To stop two different kinds of slow trams on three sections totaling nine kilometres of the partially used 120km Worcester to Derby Main Line Railway and to put diesel passenger trains and the two stations back on the unused 65km section.
The Worcester to Derby Main Line Railway is the UK's most important but unused, strategic, main line that can easily be reinstated for less than £400 million. This figure is based on the 49km reopening in rural, depopulated southern Scotland last year that needed many more structures strengthened or rebuilt. A new 800m tunnel, newly aligned main road and viaduct are not needed for the Worcester to Derby Main Line - and only two stations must be rebuilt, instead of Scotland's seven.
The Worcester to Derby Main Line Railway was successful for 100 years; it's been closed for the last 50 years as road and rail congestion has worsened, with the Black Country conurbation becoming more densely populated, more homes built, and with the nearby M5/M6 getting increasingly clogged with traffic. The M42 is also way over capacity and is on the eastern side of this mothballed but unused main line railway.
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Phone Tim Weller: 0121 550 9446 or 0791 380 4363