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50 years too late?

In the year that we are commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the closure of the bulk of East Lincolnshire’s railway system, the Government have just announced a fund of £500m as the first step in reopening railway lines around the country, although only £21.9 million has been allocated so far.

In connection with this story, Sarah Corker and Cameraman Joe from BBC Look North came to Louth today to do a report on Lincolnshire’s lost railways and the feasibility of re-opening some of the local lines that closed nearly half a century ago. See it on tonight’s programme at 6.30pm.

bbc look north, tv


  • In theory Louth could reopen to firsby ,starting from say leisure centre the trackbed is clear ,some now farm land .till legborne rd then a couple of houses built across it .from legbourne to alford its clear with places now farmland Alford station approach has a housing estate from alford to firby its clear .Now like HS 1 and HS 2 compulsory purchase of land and building has and is being used to clear the way same could happen here ,oh the nimbys will say not my house land ,put if i was given above the market value which is the sweetner, well its game on ,So It is possible the line could return to the network

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