Yeah, that was pretty much the reasoning behind my "with a large pinch of salt" comment. It's more likely, but still not *very* likely. Out of interest, would it be a prohibitively big task to add a bridge so that the A5 went over the tracks? Bearing in mind you could do it whilst the railway was still closed - so potentially you could build a brand new bridge next to the A5, divert the A5 over the bridge, and then start running trains. Or is that prohibitively complicated?
Just trying to get my head around what's "difficult" and "easy" for this sort of thing
It may be "easier" if the proposed upgrade of the Oswestry by-pass to dual carriageway goes ahead - but that seems to have gone quiet.
In reality, if there are no road improvements imminent, it may be easier to put the railway over or under the road, because the rail formation is going to need to be fully rebuilt before it can be used - it's been OOU for some years now.