Work to reconnect two parts of a railway line which was divided into two over three decades ago is due to begin later. The Great Central Railway, between Leicester and Nottingham, was left with a 500m gap after a bridge was removed. A new bridge, in Loughborough, will rejoin both parts of the 18-mile (29km) railway, described by its owners as the 'UK's only main line heritage railway'. The £8m project is due to be completed by 2019.
Work to reconnect two parts of a heritage railway line which was divided into two over three decades ago begins.