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An A-Z Guide of Station and Line Reopenings

Re-issued in mid-2017 with 64 extra pages

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Britain has the fastest growing railway in Europe, as the rail industry and politicians keep telling us. Yes, there are growing numbers of passengers but the network now needs to expand to be more useful. More lines are needed and more stations. Throughout Britain local communities are demanding the return of their lost railway services.
New stations and new lines have been built, with most of the reopened stations seeing healthy growth in passenger numbers. To rail campaigners - including Railfuture members - who remember the 1960s and 1970s, it seems almost miraculous. Back then the future seemed to belong to motorways and air travel, with the railway expected to decline. Not any more.
For most of the stations listed in this edition of Britain's Growing Railways, the passenger usage figures are shown as published by the Office of Rail and Road in 2016.

In July 2017 Railfuture's re-issued this book listing Britain's railway stations and lines that have opened (or reopened) in the last 50 years. This new issue contains 192 pages updates our previous edition from 2010, which had only 128 pages, not least to give an in-depth description of the dozens of new stations opened in the last seven years. It remains an A5 perfect-bound book and has numerous photos. We're delighted to offer it at the same price of £9.95 despite there being 64 extra pages.

Like the previous edition, it will be a vital tool for rail campaigners and will shows construction costs, funders, station specifications and facilities provided, with examples of stations and lines where patronage has far exceeded expectations.

For those interested in the technical specification: 210mm x 148mm; Cover: Silk 300gsm, Text: Silk 130gsm; Cover: mat laminated 1 side; folded and Perfect Bound.


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About Railfuture

Railfuture is an independent, voluntary group representing rail users in Britain with 20,000 affiliated and individual members. It is not funded by train companies, political parties or trade unions, and all members have an equal say.

Railfuture campaigns for cheap and convenient rail services for everyone; better links for buses, bikes and pedestrians; policies to get more heavy lorries on to rail; new lines, stations and freight terminals. In short, a better rail service and a bigger rail system for both passengers and freight.

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