"Network Rail estimated the cost of re-instating the four and a half mile stretch of line at £25.1 million"Has the NR/WAG feasibility study into the reopening of the line been completed?
I don't think there's much change there - it's a shame this track was not properly mothballed with a weed train every spring / summer, reopening costs would have been much less I'm sure.In the previous thread on this subject some time ago, was it not stated that there was a political input from a certain politician concerning rail expansion in Ynys Mon, but that the costings that were being looked at seemed to put this project on "the back burner".
I am sure that if this new thread is viewed by the contributors the the previous thread, an updating of the political situation affecting Ynys Mon could shed more financial light on this matter.
That report makes reference to GRIP 1 and to the proposal for a passenger service between Llangefni and Llandudno Junction which would give encouragement to a modal shift from car to rail between those two stations
Better investmet in my view would be to extend Ebbw Vale line to Ebbw Vale Town and provide passing loop to enable an additional hourly service to serve Newport (as well as Cardiff)...all for a similar cost as the Amlwch scheme
A very interesting document. Just a couple of thoughts: