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Sad News from the CRIL team
There has been today some very sad news from our neighbouring rail re-opening Campaign to Re-Open the Ivanhoe Line (CRIL) […]
Above image “23241 Duplex Pantograph” by penske666 is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 It’s another step forward in the process […]
Lest we forget
It’s the time of year when we take some time to remember the sacrifices people have made in war and […]
We had a little spot on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire Dotty McLeod Breakfast Show to talk about our project 7:20am 21st […]
Predominately purple liveried modern train standing at a the platform of Corby station.
Currently there is a limited Northbound rail service from Corby but the Welland Valley Rail Partnership are proposing a Kettering-Corby-Stamford-Peterborough […]
Headline: New train line could be a great asset. Body: It might only be a proposal at the moment, but wouldn't it be great to have a new East-West direct trainline connecting Kettering and Corby to places including Stamford and Peterborough ? The idea is that it would reconnect stations serving about 400,000 people who have not had a direct rail link since the Beeching cuts of the 1960s. With our roads becoming more and more congested and people looking for alternative means of getting around, this would provide more choice. Towns like Kettering, Corby and Wellingborough are so well placed for connectivity if you want to head south to London, but when it comes to crossing the country from east to west, the transport options other than going by car are not so good. Some people might think it will never happen, but there must be some mileage in at least looking into it. Not only would the new line help people leave the county for work and leisure opportunities, but it would also help people from outside Northamptonshire for the same.
Editorial comment in Corby Evening Telegraph 9th October agrees that our project is worthy of consideration. ….and that is all […]
Still going strong
Do you know that the Stamford Mercury is Britain’s oldest continuously published newspaper ? Since 1712 – and that’s not […]
We’ve had some questions about the sound levels from the proposed trains. The Class230 trains are lightweight & electric so […]
Do you live in Rutland & Melton ?
Surveys, surveys everywhere, they’re like buses. You don’t get asked for your opinion for ages, and then they all turn […]
We’re popular !
Super piece about the project is currently the most popular read on the Northants Telegraph website, and has resulted in […]
Collage image of Alicia Kearns MP, Philip Hollobone MP, Tom Pursglove MP, Paul Bristow MP
We are very happy to announce that we now have four MPs sponsoring the Welland Valley Rail project. Many thanks […]
Creating better east-west rail connections
By Gareth David of RailwayWorld.net Improving connectivity is central to the viability of any railway revival or expansion plan, so […]
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