Isle of Wight railway plans move closer - government funds awarded [IoW County Press]

Date: 23/05/2020

Former railway lines between Ventnor and Newport could be reopened, as part of ambitious plans to restore routes lost to the Beeching cuts.
The Island has been announced as one of ten areas to receive a share of £500,000.
Transport secretary, Grant Shapps has announced that the Island is among the successful bids in the the government^s ^Restoring Your Railway ^Ideas Fund^.

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Isle of Wight awarded government funding that could see closed railway lines restored

IoW County Press

OLD railway lines between Ventnor and Newport could be reopened, as part of ambitious plans to restore routes lost to the Beeching cuts.

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No 33 Bembridge is station pilot at Newport, Isle of Wight, in 1963.
Location: Newport IoW
Company: Cowes and Newport Railway
17/07/1963 Robin Barbour Collection (Courtesy Bruce McCartney)
Class 483 (ex-London Underground 1938 stock) with an Island Line service from Ryde Pier Head to Shanklin arriving at Smallbrook Junction, on 20th September 2014. This station opened in 1991 to provide an interchange with the Isle of Wight Steam Railway (on left) that was extended here from Haven Street at the same time. The station has no other function and no public access except by train.
Location: Smallbrook Junction
Company: Ryde and Newport Railway
20/09/2014 David Bosher
Former LT Tube stock in use on the Isle of Wight standing alongside a wet platform at Shanklin in February 1988.
Location: Shanklin
Company: Isle of Wight Railway
/02/1988 Ian Dinmore

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