Weardale Railway

Come and hear about the Restore your Railway proposal Thursday, 30 June 2022

What is Restore your Railway?

As part of the levelling-up agenda, in January 2020, the government pledged £500 million for the Restoring Your Railway Programme to deliver its manifesto commitment and start reopening lines and stations.

The Department for Transport (DfT) invited MPs, local councils, and community groups across England and Wales to propose how they could use the funding to reinstate axed local services and restore closed stations.

The focus now is on realising the benefits of those schemes in order to regenerate local economies and improve access to jobs, homes, and education.

How will this benefit Weardale?

• Connect isolated communities
• Increase employment, education, and tourism opportunities
• Open an active travel route – benefitting health and well-being

How can I get involved?

We are inviting people to come and find out about the RyR application and how it could benefit Weardale. It is a competitive process and the application will be submitted this Summer.

The dates are:

Monday 15th August 6pm – 8pm
Crook Cricket club
Dawson St
DL15 8NH

Thursday 18th August 6pm – 8pm
Durham Wildlife
Low Barnes Nature reserve
DL14 0AG

Anyone wishing to attend can register by emailing [email protected] or calling 01388 660270 stating which meeting they wish to attend.