Why was the line between Warrington and Altrincham via Lymm closed as late as it was (1980s I think)? Is there a strong case to reopen the line? Most, if not all, of the route and its structures are still intact and Lymm especially would benefit greatly from a new rail service into Manchester, and to Warrington. Currently the public transport offering towards Manchester is a rather inadequate bus service to Altrincham, requiring a change onto the tram. Dunham Massey would see good use too because of the park. The viaduct over the Ship Canal at Latchford probably needs a bit of work doing to it, but it doesn't look in a terrible state.