Great Central Railway plans restoration

Great Central Railway plans restoration

Plans are underway to restore the Loughborough section of the Great Central Railway in Leicestershire. The famous double tracked heritage railway, which was originally built in 1899 and attracts 100,000 visitors annually, runs for eight miles above Loughborough and nine miles below with a 500 metre gap in the middle. Press Officer for Great Central Railway, Tom Ingall, said that by restoring the missing track and extending rail lines in the north and south, the railway can become a fully functional 18 mile fast track stretch between Nottingham and Leicester Abbey. “It’s really the heritage spine of the region and we’re hoping that it will eventually attract around three quarters of a million visitors a year. In addition, we feel that many people may be tempted to stay in the region longer, meaning our hotels and local restaurants will also benefit.” Work on the

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