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InTheNews: The latest rail news on Thursday, 15th September 2022

Work to reinstate the Leicester to Burton railway line could begin as early as 2024 according to campaigners after a meeting with the Government.

An article on Leicestershire Live says the Campaign to Reopen the Ivanhoe Line (CRIL) group met with the Department for Transport (DfT) and Network Rail last week to discuss the latest developments in moves to bring the Ivanhoe Line back to service for the first time in six decades.


The line has been closed to passengers since 1964 when it fell victim to the Dr Beeching Cuts, with a number of campaigns to bring it back over the decades all hitting the buffers.

North East leaders are hoping to kickstart a £130 million regeneration of areas that will soon be connected by trains on the Northumberland Line.

An article on Chronicle Live says new rail services are due to start running in 2023 between Ashington and Newcastle’s Central Station.

And council chiefs are hopeful that the “once in a generation” investment to return passenger trains to a route that has been reserved only for freight since the Beeching cuts of the 1960s will in turn deliver a huge boost to jobs and housing for its communities.

The North of Tyne Combined Authority (NTCA) is set to sign off on a £10 million cash injection next week, which it hopes will spark a wave of extra investment across the area totalling at least £130 million in the next five years.

North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR) has taken on two new apprentices as part of its Yorkshire’s Magnificent Journey Project (YMJ), funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Cameron Ross and Jacob Swinburn have joined the NYMR team as mechanical engineering apprentices as part of the new apprenticeship scheme that’s been running for the last three years and were selected from 25 applicants, thanks to their passion and enthusiasm for heritage railways.

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Transport for London (TfL) has been urged to reverse its decision to suspend busking on the London Underground during the period of national mourning for the Queen.

An article on the Evening Standard says TfL has shut its nearly 40 pitches, which span 25 stations in the capital, until the end of Monday September 19, the day of the Queen’s funeral.

In an open letter to the local government body, the Musicians’ Union (MU) called for the pitches to be reopened immediately, citing the financial impact on licensed performers, who it said were able to reach up to 3.5 million Tube passengers every day.

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