CKP Railways plc prepared a design package for the railway 15 years ago.
A Business Case report in 2007 showed
a financial case and many other benefits for the Lake District and beyond.
Communities, businesses, Train Operators and the Lake District National Park Authoirty want
Despite all this,
Cumbria County Council refuses to even express support for the project.
More details in Update 64 - available for download via the "Newsletter"
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This will be a modern Railway,
with passenger trains running direct to Keswick
from other parts of the country.
line will be independently built and managed by CKP Railways plc, which is locally based.
This type of independent operation, connecting into the National Rail Network, was made possible by
the 1993 Railways Act.
It will be the first project
in the UK to re-open and operate a complete line in this way for an all day, every day public service.
|Virtual reality image of new bridge across the A66 at Beckses, west of Penruddock.