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Topic: Part of Britain doing not much on railway like the rest (Read 109 times)

  • rjhowie
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Part of Britain doing not much on railway like the rest
As a frequent visitor to N. Ireland and took boys camps there for many years it is the worst of the 4 parts of the UK for rail decline and nothing much happening. When the railways were taken over by the government at Stormont in 1948 within a short time lines started getting shut and it fell eventually from over 800 to barely over 200 miles. One line is suspended and about 18 miles long connected both ends to two main lines. Not too long ago some 10,000 petitioned to get the line from Portadown to Armagh back but got poor response. Bit sad really and here in Scotland we have had 5 passenger lines brought back and now a 5th to be added after a gap of decades. One of them over 30 miles long!
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  • ensbb3
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Re: Part of Britain doing not much on railway like the rest
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Someone should put you on the radio...

  • rjhowie
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Re: Part of Britain doing not much on railway like the rest
Reply #2
And I have been on the radio wonderman - BBC for an interview. If it was you folk would switch off!
"Quit you like men:be strong"