In 1996, Cumbria County Council, the Lake
District National Park, Eden District Council and Allerdale jointly funded a "pre-feasibility" study to test Cedric
Martindale's ideas abdout reinstating the Railway.
The study confimred his cost estimates and agreed that the reconstruction
was technically feasible.
The consultants ran out of time and money before a full evaluation of likely passenger traffic
was undertaken. A partial result was provided, but this was not made clear in the final report.
Click here to download 1996 Local Authorities' Report
Read Cedric Martindale's comments about
the Local Authorities' Report.
It was on the basis of this report that Cumbria County Council decided not to
take an active role in the Railway reinstatement.
Click here to download the Response
In 2001, Brown and Root joined the team.
They provided an
updated overview of the project for presentation to external bodies.
Click here to download 2001 Brown and Root report