The line from Darlington to Barnard castle should be reopened. I have worked out that the line has no obstructions as far as pierce bridge and the only problem is that the line cuts across the fields.
This cant be serious - i know the area well, lived in Darlo for years and went to school in Barnard Castle. This will never, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever happen. Unless Glaxo have some new wonder cure that needs to be shipped out by train
As for no obstruction: Glaxo might be a little worried by their factory being knocked down and returned to a station. I am sure the people of Barny wont mind their only employer being closed.
I don't know why you just come out and say what you really think.
To be honest I think you are right, but other posts talk about the size of the towns population but Barnard Castle is a beautiful town and there is also the tourist aspect to consider, although I doubt that would swing the case.