Southampton – Fawley branch a step closer – but it doesn’t go to Fawley


Network Rail, the British infrastructure management agency, has launched a consultation on plans to reintroduce passenger services on the moribund freight-only railway between Southampton Central, Marchwood and Hythe, in Hampshire. Campaigners however will be slightly disappointed that the proposals only go halfway down the peninsula, and are not slated to reach Fawley town itself.

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Author: Simon Walton

Simon Walton is RailFreight's UK correspondent.

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