Regardless of whether or not you agree with High Speed 2*, there are other things that need doing to improve the state of the UK’s Railway system, and over on the Transport section of the ConservativeChitChat Messageboard I’ve been putting down some ideas I’ve had brewing for a few years, tagged with “Real Rail Improvements” in the topic title. A handful are new, some others I’ve previously submitted via the Conservative’s Transport in the North commission they ran before the 2010 General Election…. and there may be more to come if / when I get round to it.
Included so far:
- Re-open the Picton to Battersby Railway Line
- Re-open a line from Northallerton to Ripon, Wetherby & Tadcaster
- Bring the Esk Valley Line back to double track at Whitby, Ruswarp, Sleights & Grosmont
- Lincoln Rail Bypass
- Create a “Pickering South” Railway station to re-connect the town to York & Scarborough by Rail.