Beeching rail cuts: Fund to restore lines goes ahead amid criticism [BBC News]

Date: 28/01/2020

A government fund is to be launched later to restore historic railway lines closed more than 50 years ago under the so-called Beeching cuts.

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps will visit Fleetwood to announce £21.9m for two railway lines and a New Stations Fund.

The £500m fund was promised in the Tory election manifesto in November.

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£500m fund to help restore Beeching rail lines
An Avanti train

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The transport secretary unveils the first two railway lines to receive funding to restore rural services.